Extra arrangements in place for waste disposal

Closing for major refurb - the household waste recycling centre at Eastwood, Todmorden
Closing for major refurb - the household waste recycling centre at Eastwood, Todmorden

Some alternative arrangements have been made for upper Calder Valley residents to dispose of their waste when Eastwood Household Waste Recycling Centre closes for major refurbishment later this month.

The centre will close for the upgrade on Wednesday, August 28, and the work is expected to take five months.

Calderdale Council say the work will make the site safer and more efficient for visitors and staff, following advice from the Health and Safety Executive.

Residents and councillors had been concerned about alternative arrangements - to use other tips in Calderdale - and the council has now responded with some additional arrangements.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet member for economy and environment, Coun Barry Collins, said: “The Eastwood Centre is very well used and we know that residents are keen to continue to recycle.

“When Calderdale’s other waste centres were similarly refurbished, local people were encouraged to use other facilities elsewhere in the borough.

“However as Eastwood is more remote, the council has put in place alternative arrangements to help residents continue to dispose of their household waste until it re-opens.”

In addition to the usual weekly kerb side recycling collection, the council has arranged for SITA (UK) Ltd, its waste contractor, to offer three alternative waste services throughout the closure period.

There will be a garden waste collection for parts of Todmorden on alternate Saturdays from September 2013 to November 2013.

Residents will be informed by letter and given a green sack for soft clippings and grass cuttings.

After the garden waste period, the sacks will be available for collecting cardboard, up to the end of the year.

Residents with an OL14 postcode and in Hebden Bridge have been granted an additional waste allowance.

This means that up to two extra bags of waste can be put out on collection day.

The council will also arrange regular community clean-up days – one per selected district during the months of closure.

Areas selected will be given advance notice and bulky items will be removed on a specified day.

Bulky household waste, such as beds, cookers or three-piece suites can also be collected for a charge of £10 by visiting website www.calderdale.gov.uk or calling 0845 245 7000.