A to Z of waste and recycling

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    Other names: Spray can

    Aluminium aerosols can be placed in any of the can banks situated at some supermarket Recycling banks and any of the 5 Household Waste Recycling Centres.

    Please do not pierce the aerosol.

    Aluminium cans

    Other names: Cans

    Aluminium cans can be recycled through your weekly household collection service. They can also be deposited in any of the can banks situated at Recycling banks and Household Waste Recycling Centres throughout the Borough.




    Hebden Bridge

    • Calder Holmes Park.


    • Bowling Club.


    • Wye Vale Garden Centre.

    Sowerby Bridge


    Aluminium foil

    Other names: Foil, Tin foil

    Clean foil items may be placed in the can banks throughout the Borough at the Recycling banks and the Household Waste Recycling Centres.


    Asbestos is a hazardous material and only small amounts up to a maximum of 8 sheets or 200 kg can be accepted per year, double wrapped, Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm, by appointment, at the designated asbestos container at Halifax Waste Transfer Station, based at Halifax Household Waste Recycling Centre24 hours notice is required; to book your visit telephone 01422 417720.

    For larger quantities a commercial asbestos contractor must be used, see the Yellow Pages for commercial asbestos strippers.

    Only Calderdale residents can dispose of their asbestos at the HWRC. Upon arrival you will need to show a Council tax bill as proof of residency. Residents are required to carry their own waste. If another person or builder carries the asbestos it then becomes trade waste, requiring a waste carriers license and delivery to an alternative licensed facility. We do NOT accept trade waste at the HWRC.

    Site staff are not able to help unload or lift asbestos. Please make sure all packages are manageable enough to lift into the designated container yourself.

    All asbestos must be double wrapped in thick polythene or Visqueen and sealed with strong, all-weather tape to keep it secure and avoid dust release when handling.

    Only cement bonded asbestos products will be accepted (grey colour). Typically the materials will be asbestos roofing, sheeting from garages and fall pipes. We do NOT accept any blue, brown or white (fibrous) asbestos. This requires a specialist contractor found in the Yellow Pages.

    When handling asbestos we advise you to wear suitable clothing and protective footwear; overalls with elasticated wrists and ankles, head protection, dust masks, goggles and gloves, all of which can be disposed of as asbestos waste afterwards. Thoroughly wet the asbestos with clean water before handling. Avoid breaking up the asbestos.