You can now recycle on the go in more places while out and about in Calderdale.
Calderdale Council has been trialing a purpose-built, on-street recycling bin, installed between the Central Library and Northgate House in Halifax. The bin has been so successful in collecting recyclable litter that the Council has now bought more for around the borough, bringing the total to 21.
The new bins are in Shelf, Illingworth, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, King Cross and Halifax town centre, including Town Hall Street, Southgate and George Square.
The bins have separate compartments that make it easy for people to recycle typical ‘on the go’ items. There are compartments for plastic drinks bottles, drinks cans and paper, as well as non-recyclable litter.
People have been enthusiastically using the bin for their on-street recycling. It is hoped that the new bins will give people more opportunity to do their bit for the environment, and help continue Calderdale’s excellent recycling record.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, has welcomed the introduction of more on-street recycling bins. He says:
” Were always looking at new ways to improve Calderdale’s already excellent recycling rates. Increasing the number of on-street recycling bins is a great way to give residents and visitors the opportunity to recycle items on the go, which would usually be discarded as litter. The more we can recycle, the more money we can save by reducing waste disposal costs.”
Calderdale Councils Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities, Cllr Pauline Nash, adds:
“Im very pleased that the trial bin was successful and has led to additional recycling bins being placed at other busy areas around Calderdale. I encourage people to do their bit to save recyclable items from ending up in landfill sites.”