Northowram flytipping incident April 2022

Here is another example of antisocial behaviour from people who don’t care about the local community or the environment and think it is ok to dump waste anywhere they want.

The rubbish has been dumped in Northowram over the wall into the fields of Hall Lane.

This is one of the most serious instances of this kind.

Please remain vigilant when out and about and report any fly tipping you might come across to Calderdale MBC.

If you have any information regarding this incident or any other fly tipping incident, please contact Calderdale MBC and report it.

Fly tipping is illegal and dangerous. It is a serious criminal offence that carries a fine of £50,000 or up to five years in prison.
For more about the law and fly-tipping, visit: Environmental Protection Act 1990: Fly tipping

Information request on Fly tipping incident in Mixenden

A large amount of waste has been dumped on the proposed site of the new Mixenden Hub on Mixenden Road, Mixenden (next to the old library).

If you have any information on who might be responsible for this then please report it to the Council’s customer first service.

>> Link to Customer First <<

Thank You

Tackling fly tipping with help of new technology

Calderdale Council is cracking down on the illegal dumping of waste in the borough, with new technology making reporting and catching the culprits easier.

Between January and the end of March this year, the Council received over 1000 reports of waste being dumped. In each case the report is investigated and evidence collected to find the culprits, making it a time-consuming and costly crime.

To deal with this large number of instances of illegal dumping and ensure that limited resources are directed where they’re needed most, the Council has been looking at ways to streamline the process for reporting.

A new interactive map has launched allowing people to drop a pin to report a problem with fly tipping. This not only instantly alerts relevant officers to the issue, but also allows residents to see where issues have already been reported, minimising duplication.

The map, which is available at, also allows Council officers to easily see fly tipping ‘hot spots’ so efforts can be directed to these areas to prevent the illegal dumping of waste in future or catch the culprits in action.

One of the ways this is being done is through the use of new camera technology. The Council has purchased a number of new camera devices which can be deployed to problem areas.

The technology is already being put to good use to help tackle littering issues, as in its first weekend of use the camera caught an individual throwing litter from their vehicle in a layby on Timmey Lane, Sowerby Bridge. The individual was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice for the offence of littering.

For more information about the laws around fly tipping and for advice on how to dispose of waste responsibly, visit:

Read full post on Calderdale Council News

Our own coverage of fly tipping around Calderdale

Further fly-tipping occurrences around Halifax

Once more we regret that we must bring incidents of fly tipping to your attention.  These were provided by our community wardens and members of the public, taken during routine walkabouts.

Our aim is not to name and shame but to pass the message that fly tipping is unacceptable.

We understand that bulky household collection is at a strain and that HWRCs are busy and not easily accessible.

We would like to impress that fly tipping is not the answer.

We ask that you hold on to your garbage until you can dispose of them responsibly.

Not doing so is irresponsible and illegal.

The council is doing everything it can to provide you with options. Household Waste Recycling Centres are open, even with limitations. Bulky items kerbside collections have now restarted, with safety restrictions.

You choose in what kind of place you want to live in.


What you can do:

If you see any fly tipping in the first instance report it to CMBC Community First. Please keep your eyes open, if you see anything please take a photo of it and then send details to Calderdale Council via Community First.

Past recorded incidents: December 2020January 2021

The below images have been taken from various locations around Halifax.








Appalling incidents of fly tipping in Calderdale

Our Community Wardens have come across masses of garbage across Calderdale. Waste dumped on the roadside, hurled over walls into natural spaces, home appliances left on the road. This is Not Acceptable, it is unhygienic and furthermore it can be dangerous.

We feel very strongly about the issue of fly tipping. It is a criminal offence that carries penalties. We would however rather get the community on board with reporting such issues and advising individuals of how to dispose of their garbage responsibly.

What you can do:

If you see any fly tipping in the first instance report it to CMBC Community First. Please keep your eyes open, if you see anything please take a photo of it and then send details to Calderdale Council via Community First.

Fly tipping across Calderdale and Halifax

The images below are from incidents recorded the previous week alone.

Neighbourhood Community Wardens Find Fly Tipping

Whilst out on routine patrol in the Warley ward Lee Ackroyd & Ray Jackson  from the North & East Neighbourhood team came across a large amount of fly tipping on Raw End Road, Norton Tower.

They stopped to investigate for any evidence that may have been left in the waste along with taking pictures to send into Environmental Health to be followed up.

Whilst investigating a few local residents from the area stopped to chat about the continued problem fly tipping is in the area and said it was refreshing to see them out dealing with the problem.

So quickly as they noticed it has only been recently fly tipped the same day. They were told by Lee & Ray that there was going to be extra patrols in the area in the coming weeks due to this happening.

If you notice any fly-tipping, you can report it via the Calderdale Council website or call 01422 288002. Your local Community Wardens can then investigate and take appropriate action.

Help catch the culprits!


Riding Hill, Shelf before & after we cleaned up after fly-tipping. Help catch the culprits!