Upper valley waste services will swing into action from tomorrow

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A garden waste collection service is set to swing into action tomorrow, while work is onging to re-order Eastwood Waste Household Waste Recycling Centre.

The council is urging people to continue recyling items of household waste

Work has started on the Halifax Road site to make it safer and easier to use for visitors and staff, during which it will be closed for approximately five months.

There are notices and leaflets at the gates which explain what’s happening and advise on alternative ways to recycle and dispose of waste during the closure, said a council spokesman.

To help residents dispose of waste during this time, people in the OL14 and Hebden Bridge areas can have up to two extra bags of waste taken on their collection days, said the spokesman, who added that several community clean up days will take place over the coming months to help residents to have bulkier items removed.

People who live in the areas where these are happening will be informed in advance and bulky items will be removed on a specified day

And temporary garden waste collections for parts of Todmorden will take place on alternate Saturdays from September 2013 to November 2013.

The first round of collections starts this Saturday, September 14, from around 850 properties in Todmorden, followed by collections from 850 Hebden Bridge houses on Saturday, September 21.

All properties on the garden collection route will have received a letter about the service, and a garden sack.

Calderdale Council’s Head of Housing, Environment and Renewal, Mark Thompson, said: “Calderdale Council and SITA apologise for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

“We have set up temporary services to help residents continue to recycle and dispose of their household waste during the closure period. Once the site has reopened it will be much improved with a new exit, a one-way system to reduce queues, the clear separation of public and operational areas to improve safety, more space for vehicles and a wide of recycling opportunities.”

Alternative HWRCs are in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, Brighouse and Elland. Bulky Household waste, for example beds, cookers or three piece suites, can be taken for a charge of £10, by visiting www.calderdale.gov.uk or ringing 0845 245 7000.

Recycling is still being taken weekly from the edge of people’s homes – covering glass, cans, paper, food waste, plastic bottles and textiles. If you are missing any recycling containers they can be ordered online at www.calderdale.gov.uk or by ringing 0845 245 7000. Alternatively, recyclables can be taken to your nearest local supermarket recycling site.

More information is available by following twitter @recycle_waste or the waste and recycling pages at www.calderdale.gov.uk.