Recycling at the Council

The Council operates a recycling scheme in Council buildings, to reduce the amount of office waste sent to landfill. We recycle glass, tins, cans, plastic bottles, all forms of paper, cardboard in many of our Council buildings. In addition, paper is recycled in most schools and libraries.

Calderdale Council reuses a significant percentage of its highways waste. An example is road planings, which is used for footpath improvements across the district. The Council's markets compost all butchers waste and is developing plans to collect other food wastes for composting. Our parks and gardens compost organic wastes, such as cuttings and leaves. This 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 Based in Leeds, Resource Futures is a UK innovative specialist in sustainable waste management issues for all sectors.

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