Category Archives: Waste and recycling

Todmorden Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) will reopen from Friday 22 May, with strict safety measures in place to protect both staff and visitors. The opening of the Todmorden site follows a successful trial reopening at Halifax and Brighouse HWRCs, which have been open since Monday 11 May. From Friday 22 May, the three sites… read more … about Todmorden Household Waste Recycling Centre to reopen>>

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Calderdale Council will reopen two of its Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) from Monday 11 May 2020. The Brighouse and Halifax sites will reopen on a restricted basis, with strict safety measures in place to protect both staff and visitors. The use of these HWRCs is for Calderdale residents only and only one person is… read more … about Limited reopening of Household Waste Recycling Centres>>


Garden waste collections in Calderdale will resume from Monday 4 May 2020. The service was temporarily suspended by Calderdale Council and contractors SUEZ due to COVID-19, to provide extra staff support for the main waste and recycling collection service. Fortnightly garden waste collections will now resume for existing subscribers on their usual collection day. Residents… read more … about Garden waste collections resume>>

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After weeks of fine and dry weather, the Fire Severity Index for West Yorkshire is rated as very high and residents are reminded of the potential dangers of starting any sort of fire. Large and preventable moorland fires, as seen over the weekend close to Widdop Reservoir near Hebden Bridge, cause a significant strain on… read more … about Warning of the dangers of fires in Calderdale>>


Calderdale residents are being urged to dispose of any rubbish responsibly, following a number of recent fly tipping cases in the borough. The Council’s Community Safety Wardens have attended a number of fly tipping incidents throughout Calderdale in recent weeks, including cases at Albert Promenade in Halifax, Cold Edge Road at Wainstalls, Donkey Hill outside… read more … about Counting the cost of fly tipping>>

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An innovative new basketball-style bin in Calderdale will encourage people to ‘slam dunk their junk’ to help in the fight against litter. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale came up with this winning idea to inspire people to bin their rubbish and reduce litter on the streets in a fun and engaging way…. read more … about Don’t drop it, dunk it!>>

This festive season, Calderdale Council is reminding residents what can and can’t be recycled, to help reduce the amount of waste in general household bins. When buying Christmas cards or wrapping paper, it’s always a good idea to avoid designs with foil, glitter or glue, to ensure they can be recycled. If you receive cards… read more … about Dreaming of a green Christmas>>

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Changes are being introduced in our Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) to help improve efficiency, reduce queue time and better manage waste disposal costs. From Monday 26 November, Calderdale Council will introduce a trial permit scheme, initially for users of HWRCs in Brighouse and Elland. Residents will need to display a permit in their vehicle… read more … about Changes to our Household Waste Recycling Centres>>

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As part of its ongoing battle against littering, Calderdale Council is backing the Chewing Gum Action Group’s ‘Bin it your way’ campaign. Complementing the Council’s own ‘Don’t Muck About’ anti-littering campaign, ‘Bin it your way’ encourages people to dispose of their chewing gum responsibly and avoid a fine of up to £80. Posters and banners… read more … about Tackling chewing gum litter in Calderdale>>

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