Waste and Recycling Collection Dates August Bank Holiday 2018

Waste and recycling collection dates will be affected by the August Bank Holiday as below.

The Summer 2018 Waste and Recycling eZine has also been published and can be found online here or downloaded as a PDF.  To subscribe to the Recycling eZine you can go to the eNewsletter subscription page.

Just some of the subjects covered in this eZine are;

Garden Waste Collection Service

The Council offers a garden waste collection service. This is an opt-in service for residents who would like their garden waste collected from home, using a green wheelie bin. The service includes household garden waste; grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings, flowers, twigs up to 4” in diameter, non-invasive weeds and pet bedding (rabbit or rodent only).

Bulky Household Waste Collections

We can remove your bulky household items (such as chairs, beds, tables, washing machines) from outside your house. Household items cost £25 per collection of up to 8 items, except fridges and freezers which are £25 per item.


May Spring Bank Holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

Please remember your Waste and Recycling Collections will be a day later through bank holiday week

Usual collection day:                                          Collection will be on:

Monday 28 May                                                     Tuesday 29 May
Tuesday 29 May                                                     Wednesday 30 May
Wednesday 30 May                                             Thursday 31 May
Thursday 31 May                                                   Friday 1 June
Friday 1 June                                                            Saturday 2 June

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 4 June. 

We prefer flat plastic!
Please remember also to squash your cans and plastics before placing them in the white bag; they will take up less room so you can fit more in the sack and it will help the items to stay more securely inside the sack on a windy day.

Recycling Team Visit St. Michael and All Angels Junior Wardens

20170116_135411Calderdale Council’s’ Recycling Team Adviser, Chris Crossley, visited St. Michael and All Angels CE Primary School Junior Wardens on Monday 16 January to explain the importance of recycling and the negative effect it can have on our environment and wildlife if we fail to do so.

In the session organised by Heather Stout, Ovenden Initiative, Chris showed the junior wardens the kind of things they can recycle. There was a good discussion about recycling other things from home and how a lot of containers can be reused around the house.

She also explained that all councils now have targets to meet and that Calderdale no longer sends any rubbish to go to landfill.

The session included a brief history lesson on how some of our ideas for how we recycle today came about during World War 2. Chris also showed the Junior Wardens some examples of items that are made from recycled waste.

Most of the Junior Wardens said that their households recycle, and those that don’t promised to ask their mums and dads to make more of an effort. They were also asked to think about what they threw away when they were in school or playing out.


Christmas Waste and Recycling collection dates

Christmas and New Year Waste and Recycling Collection Dates. Collections will be a day later than usual due to bank holidays:

  • Usual collection day                               Changed collection day
  • Monday 26th December 2016                     Tuesday 27th December 2016
  • Tuesday 27th December 2016                     Wednesday 28th December 2016
  • Wednesday 28th December 2016               Thursday 29th December 2016
  • Thursday 29th December 2016                    Friday 30th December 2016
  • Friday 30th December 2016                         Saturday 31st December 2016
  • Monday 2nd January 2017                           Tuesday 3rd January 2017
  • Tuesday 3rd January 2017                            Wednesday 4th January 2017
  • Wednesday 4th January 2017                      Thursday 5th January 2017
  • Thursday 5th January 2017                           Friday 6th January 2017
  • Friday 6th January 2017                                Saturday 7th January 2017

All collections should be back to your usual collection day by Monday 9 January 2017.

Please recycle all that you can, every week.

Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open throughout, operating Sunday opening hours on bank holidays.

August bank holiday Waste and Recycling Collection Dates

Please remember your Waste and Recycling Collections will be a day later through bank holiday week

Usual (new) collection day:                          Collection will be on:

Monday 29 August                                                     Tuesday 30 August
Tuesday 30 August                                                    Wednesday 31 August
Wednesday 31 August                                               Thursday 1 September
Thursday 1 September                                              Friday 2 September
Friday 2 September                                                  Saturday 3 September

Collections should be back to your usual scheduled day by Monday 5 September and Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open throughout, operating Sunday hours on Bank Holidays

New waste and recycling services from August

From 1 August 2016, new waste and recycling services will be introduced for Calderdale residents.

New vehicles will allow people to recycle even more materials at the kerbside, every week: brown/corrugated cardboard, plastic pots, tubs and trays, Tetra Pak cartons and small electrical equipment – in addition to the usual cans, glass bottles, jars, plastic bottles, newspapers, magazines, textiles and food.

There will also be changes to the way materials are collected, and your collection day is likely to change – For more information and to find out your new collection day visit our website or read the press release.

There are also lots of Roadshows and displays planned to give you a chance to talk to Council and Suez staff – see our website for more information.

Young people learn with fun at 3rd Annual Public Services Day

20160608_112055Heather Stout, from the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative, organised the 3rd Annual Public Services Day to be held in North Halifax this week.

Junior Wardens from Ash Green Community Primary School, Mount Pellon Primary Academy and Moorside Community Primary School attended the event on Wednesday 8 June held at Halifax Rugby Union Ground.

Services who attended to explain the jobs they do in the communities included:

  • West Yorkshire Police
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Calderdale Council Safer Cleaner Green Team
  • Calderdale Council Recycling Team
  • Calderdale Council ASB Team
  • Calderdale Council Community Wardens
  • Calderdale Council Countryside Team
  • Calderdale Council Environmental Health Team

20160608_122842The annual event is organised so that young people can learn about some of the important work that takes place on a daily basis in and around their communities.

All the services gave fantastic demonstrations of their jobs including West Yorkshire Police who also allowed the young people to try on a uniform and the Fire Service who demonstrated the use of a hose.

20160608_112055There were demonstrations from the Safer Cleaner Greener Team as well as talks from other services such as Calderdale Council Community Wardens and although the day is mainly to help get a serious message across to young people the event was fun filled and thoroughly enjoyed by all.