£10 fee to pick up bulky waste

Calderdale Council’s cabinet has agreed to the introduction of a £10 charge for collection of bulky waste in the borough from October 1.

The current service is used by eight per cent of households in Calderdale and costs the council around £500,000 per year.

Coun Barry Collins, cabinet member for economy and environment, said: “By introducing this modest charge we can save nearly £300,000 for the tax payer and still deliver an efficient, well regarded service.”