2,000 sign up to recycling service

Nearly 2,000 residents have already signed up for Calderdale Council’s new garden waste recycling service, and the first collections will start this weekend.

In partnership with waste contractor SUEZ, the council is offering a new opt-in service for people who would like their garden waste collected from home, using a green wheelie bin.

Crews are ready to go and the new bins are being delivered so the first collections can kick off on April 9 and 16.

Mark Thompson, Calderdale Council’s acting director of economy and environment, said: “We’re really pleased that so many residents have signed up so far, just a few weeks after we announced our new garden waste collections. We want lots more people to benefit from this great service. Are you green-fingered? Do you want a quick and easy way to recycle your garden waste? If you haven’t already registered, I encourage you to join almost 2000 other households and get in touch.

“This is the first step in a number of improvements to our waste and recycling services this year, as part of our new contract with SUEZ. Calderdale is already in the top 10 for recycling rates in England, but we want to help people recycle even more.”

To sign up, visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/gardenwaste or call 01422 288002 if you don’t have internet access.