Let’s not make this the Most Wasteful Time of the Year
As the festive season is well underway, we would like to urge you to be mindful of waste and consider the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. And maybe Rudolph 🙂
As we are all in the Christmas season rush to get everything ready for the big day, it is more important than ever to be mindful of the waste this spree is producing.
There will be cards, wrapping paper, packaging made of plastic or cardboard. Most of this can be recycled. In fact most of the day to day household waste is recyclable.
Calderdale Council runs weekly collections of household waste that can be recycled where you can dispose of glass, plastic, metal and card or paper as well as several other items such as fabrics, small electricals and food waste.
Your local Household Waste Recycling Centre can take bulkier items.
Calderdale Council’s bulky waste recycling is still a little backed up, bear with us.
For more information about recycling and other handy tips visit http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/environment/waste/recycling.
Even the Christmas Tree can be recycled. Overgate run a Treecycling programme that for a small donation of £10 will collect your tree at the end of the season.
This service covers certain Halifax Postcodes so check with Overgate. The page has other recycling options for you to choose from.
For more information on the Overgate Treecycling Campaign please contact the Fundraising Team on 01422 387121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The office of national statistics has concluded that 3 out of 4 adults in the UK are concerned about climate change and they are more likely to change their habits in order to take action. Recycling is one of the easiest actions that can be taken to reduce our negative impact on the Planet.
Three-quarters of adults in Great Britain worry about climate change – Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
So let’s all do our bit and keep green, before and after Christmas!
Waste Not Want Not Halloween Free Fun Day Event
Bubble bubble, Toil and Trouble
Stop Pollution on the Double,
Join Together, Take a stand
to stop the heating of the land
Rid us of environmental curse
to help out nature and your purse
Chant this spell to end the cycle
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle
Join us at Lee Mount Baptist Church on Saturday October 30th between 12pm and 3pm to find inspiration for doing things a bit differently as well as saving money.
There will be arts and crafts, advice and info stalls, free food and goodies to take home but most importantly, lots of fun for all ages!
See you there…IF YOU DARE!!!
Check out the map below to find out what’s happening where.
In the event of rain, activities will take place indoors in the church and St George’s hall.
The Great British Spring Clean – Lower Valley Needs You!
The Great British Spring Clean is on its way from Friday 20th March to Monday 13th April 2020 across the UK. Calderdale Council and Keep Britain Tidy are calling on you, our #LitterHeroes, to take action.
This year Calderdale Council want to support as many local groups and individuals as possible. We hope that collecting a record amount of litter will improve the environment on your doorstep by joining the country’s biggest mass-participation environmental campaign.
We couldn’t do The Great British Spring Clean without people like you committing to taking part – you are helping to make a real difference in your local community by getting people to think about the amount of litter in our environment. Once someone has been on a litter pick, it’s very hard for them to not notice litter everywhere they go; we want litter picking to be the norm!
The Great British Spring Clean is aiming to inspire over half a million people to join forces across the country to collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.
It doesn’t matter if this is your first time hosting a litter pick or your one hundredth, we want #LitterHeroes across the country to stand together to declare that litter is unacceptable.
If you would like to host or attend a Clean-Up then please get in touch and Calderdale can provide Equipment, Bags (from Keep Britain Tidy) and collect all litter after the event.
Clean-ups will take place from 20 March – 13 April 2020 and we already have some events in the diary so please get in touch ASAP to get booked in.
For information, please contact:
Amy Powell-Bevan, Volunteer Co-ordinator (Monday to Wednesday)
Safer Cleaner Greener
Directorate for Public Services, Spring Hall Mansion, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 0AQ
Tel: 07734 974024
“Revive” Re-use Shop at Brighouse Household Waste Recycling Centre
Calderdale Council have a shop at Brighouse HWRC for the resale of good quality unwanted items. These can be donated at all household waste recycling centres:
Items we can re-use:
- Furniture, home wares, clothing, bric-a-brac, sports equipment, tools and garden equipment
- Stuffed furniture, such as sofas, mattresses, armchairs and cushions. These must have fire labels attached, dated from 1988 or later, whether indoor or outdoor furniture.
- Children’s toys that display the CE mark on the toy, or its packaging. Showing that the manufacturer has declared that their product complies with European health, safety and environmental legislation.
Items we cannot re-use:
- Due to issues with PAT testing and legal responsibilities surrounding this no electrical items can be sold. These items should be deposited in the electricals’ skip provided. Small electrical items such as hairdryers, toasters and kettles can be placed in your black box and collected on the kerbside collection scheme.
- Safety equipment such as bike helmets, children’s car seats, life jackets cannot be sold from Revive.
All items will be checked to ascertain whether they are fit for purpose.
Note: Pedestrians are not allowed on site to gain access to the re-use shop. You must park in the designated car park for the shop.
Recycle your Christmas tree to support Overgate Hospice
Overgate Hospice will be back on the streets of Calderdale collecting your old Christmas trees in return for a minimum donation of £8 to the Hospice.
From Friday 8 January 2016
To arrange collection of your tree visitwww.overgatehospice.org.uk or call 01422 387121.