Garden waste collections in Calderdale will resume from Monday 4 May 2020.
The service was temporarily suspended by Calderdale Council and contractors SUEZ due to COVID-19, to provide extra staff support for the main waste and recycling collection service.
Fortnightly garden waste collections will now resume for existing subscribers on their usual collection day. Residents with subscriptions will be contacted directly by email or letter with further details. The missed collections this year will be taken into account and although details are still being worked out, residents will not miss out or be charged for collections they did not receive while the service was suspended.
Unfortunately no new subscriptions can be taken out at this time. If residents without a subscription need to dispose of garden waste during this lockdown period, the best way is through home composting. Calderdale residents who haven’t already got a composting bin can get a special rate at https://getcomposting.com/(external link).
The Council is also considering reopening selected Household Waste Recycling Centres, but first needs to ensure that this can be done safely and in line with government guidelines around non-essential travel and social distancing. Bulky waste collections continue to be suspended.
As always, we urge residents to manage their waste responsibly and remember that fly tipping is illegal and can lead to prosecution. Any incidents of fly tipping can be reported using the online form at www.calderdale.gov.uk/doitonline(external link).