Working hard to keep waste and recycling collections moving

SUEZ recycling staff

Calderdale Council and SUEZ are working hard, in challenging circumstances, to collect local people’s waste and recycling as regularly as possible.

The national HGV driver shortage is having an impact on service delivery across the country and locally here in Calderdale.

In Calderdale, like other places, driver shortages mean that some recycling collections are not being made on their scheduled day. Added to this, there is significantly more recycling being generated during the COVID-19 pandemic, and access issues on some roads due to parked cars as more people work from home.

Both SUEZ and Calderdale Council are making three appeals to residents:

  • If your recycling isn’t collected on your scheduled day, please take your containers back onto your property and place them out the following week on your next scheduled collection day. It’s not always possible for crews to return earlier than this, as they need to keep overall disruption to a minimum and avoid any home being missed for two consecutive weeks. The Council and SUEZ know where work is outstanding, so there is no need to report missed collections unless this has happened two consecutive times. It is also possible to take your waste and recycling to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
  • Please support our waste and recycling crews and make it as easy as possible for them to help you, by ensuring your street is accessible to service vehicles – please park carefully, avoiding parking around junctions or on both sides of narrow streets, and folding in wing mirrors if parking on the road.
  • If you are a qualified driver and are not currently working, or you would like to do some extra work, please come forward and share your skills to help out with waste and recycling collections.

Qualified drivers can find out more about opportunities at SUEZ here: SUEZ: Driver Loader.

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