Environmental projects and campaigns

Recycling at the Council

The Council operates a recycling scheme in Council buildings in order to reduce the amount of office waste being sent to landfill. We currently recycle glass, food / drink cans, plastic bottles, all forms of paper, cardboard in many of our Halifax buildings and this should be extended to further buildings during 2012/13. In addition, paper is recycled in the majority of schools and libraries.

Calderdale Council reuses a significant percentage of its highways waste such as road planings which is used for footpath improvements across the district. The Council markets compost all butchers wastes and is developing plans to collect other food wastes for composting. At our parks and gardens we are composting organic wastes such as cuttings and leaves which is then used in the service as soil improver.

The Council is committed to ensuring compliance with all environmental requirements and towards improving its reuse and recycling performance.

Useful links

Resource Futures|External link
Based in Leeds, Resource Futures is one of the UK’s most innovative specialists in sustainable waste management issues for all sectors.

Waste Watch|External link
A leading national organisation encouraging action on the 3 Rs – waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling. They work with community organisations, local and national government to promote waste minimisation and recycling.

Last Updated: 27/06/2016