Fly tipping in Calderdale

Pictures of mountains of rubbish show daily challenges faced by Calderdale's safety wardens

A review has seen Calderdale Council’s change its approach to enforcement and combine environmental health, community safety and licencing all under one manager.

To gain an insight into the department, reporter Tom Scargill followed staff on their work and what challenges they face in the borough.

Fly-tipping is a continual battle for the council, with the wardens often first on the scene.
Fly-tipping is a continual battle for the council, with the wardens often first on the scene.
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The scene on a steep embankment in Pellon is an ugly mishmash of gym equipment, fridges, childrens toys, chests of drawers, bed frames, mattresses, ironing boards, suitcases, chairs and general litter,
The scene on a steep embankment in Pellon is an ugly mishmash of gym equipment, fridges, childrens toys, chests of drawers, bed frames, mattresses, ironing boards, suitcases, chairs and general litter,
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Mick and Craig immediately look for letters, receipts, anything that tells them who has dumped the rubbish.
Mick and Craig immediately look for letters, receipts, anything that tells them who has dumped the rubbish.
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Any evidence will be passed on to Environmental Health, who will then pursue prosecutions.
Any evidence will be passed on to Environmental Health, who will then pursue prosecutions.
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