Rules and regulations

Visitors to Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) must follow the rules for these sites:

  • Ensure you have time to deposit waste and exit the site before it closes. Gates to these sites can be close 5 minutes before their closing time. This is to ensure waste is deposited and vehicles have exited by the closing time.

  • Pedestrians: It is not permitted for pedestrians to enter Calderdale's HWRC sites.

    Note: Access to any HWRC must be by vehicle only. Pedestrians wishing to deposit waste or recycle at any HWRC, should stand at the site entrance. From the site entrance, attract the attention of a site attendant. They will take the items and deposit them in the appropriate container.

    Note: There are also restrictions as to what vehicles are allowed to enter the sites, see: Vehicle permit scheme .

  • HWRCs are for residents to recycle and dispose of unwanted domestic and household waste, free of charge. Household waste is anything you would put in a removal van, if you were moving house.

  • Needles: These must not be disposed of in household waste.

    Note: These should be deposited in a sharps bin. For more information, see: Household collections .

  • Brick and rubble: This is classed as construction and demolition waste and is not accepted.

    Note: We accept small quantities, up to six standard sized builders bags (20kg maximum capacity), per year.

  • Plasterboard: This cannot be deposited in the brick and rubble skip. This follows the amended Acts of the Landfill Directive (2008/09), on the safe disposal of gypsum.

    Note: Small quantities can be deposited in dedicated skips at Brighouse, Halifax and Todmorden only.

  • HWRCs are not licensed to accept trade, business or commercial waste .

  • All Calderdale's HWRCs operate a Vehicle permit scheme .