Revamped centre aims to boost recycling rate

A COUNCIL in Yorkshire which is among the best in the country for recycling has taken the next step to increasing rates.

Eastwood Household Waste Recycling Centre in Calderdale will re-open today after being transformed with the removal of the large waste shed and introduction of a one-way system with a new exit, along with the separation of operational vehicles from public vehicles. It now means the site can stay open during skip exchanges.

Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for economy and environment, Coun Barry Collins, said: “This is the fourth Calderdale household waste recycling centre to be refurbished to a high standard. It has been a challenge, as it was extremely busy and popular with recyclers, but also furthest away from alternative sites.

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“We’ve had extra provision in place throughout the closure period. We’ve also been taking an additional two bags of refuse each fortnight to try to help residents while the site has been closed.

“Eastwood has had a very high recycling performance in the past, as residents have done a great job using the recycling skips rather than throwing everything into the general waste.

“To help with this, and to make your visit more efficient, it’s useful to keep recycling separate while packing up your vehicle before your visit. We’d like to thank residents for their patience during the closure.”

Calderdale Council is one of the top 10 authorities for recycling in the country.