The Council has a duty to keep streets and public places clear of litter. We spend approximately £1.6m of your money every year on keeping our Borough clean and tidy. We provide litter bins in public places and maintain our streets by cleaning them regularly to avoid a build-up of litter.
We have different schedules for cleaning litter, emptying litter bins and road sweeping, depending on where it is.
Road sweeping: Road sweeping routes during 2016 [PDF 263KB]
Road and footpath sweeping is currently suspended to work on prioritising leaf fall areas. Sweeping with be resumed early in 2017.
You can help us keep Calderdale clean by:
- being tidy with your litter and chewing gum;
- using the free refuse tips;
- having waste collection contracts for your business;
- not leaving your dog's mess for others;
- not 'Fly posting', it is untidy and illegal;
- not parking where you want us to clean;
- reporting full, overflowing, damaged or defaced litter and dog bins.
- continuously clean town centres;
- clean adopted roads and paths every 4 to 6 weeks;
- remove accumulations of rubbish from council land;
- empty litter bins;
- help with your locally organised clean-ups.
Note: We only do additional cleaning to remove fallen leaves in November and December.
Dropping litter is an offence. Our enforcement officers can issue fixed penalty notice fines of £80, to people who deliberately drop litter. If you are fined and do not pay, you may be prosecuted through court. This can lead to a fine of up to £1,000.
Report it online
You can request our services online:
Community clean up campaigns
We also organise clean-up campaigns with community groups. As well as working with schools to make children aware of problems caused by littering. See: Cleaner neighbourhoods - get involved .