THOUSANDS of households are to get their recycling rubbish collected each week.
It is a move being introduced by Calderdale Council – determined to cement its position as the greenest council in West Yorkshire.
And it means that houses in Brighouse, Rastrick and Elland will get their papers, plastic and bottles collected every seven days.
From Monday, all recycling will be collected weekly on the usual collection day.
Since the Calderdale recycling service was first introduced in 2009, food waste and plastic bottles have been collected weekly, but now this has been extended to include all recycling.
That’s food waste, plastic bottles, glass, paper, cans and textiles. In the year 2010/2011 Calderdale residents were the leading recyclers in West Yorkshire with 41% recycling.
It is hoped that the weekly collections will encourage even more recycling and less waste going into wheelie bins, which ends up in landfill sites.
Last year, an estimated £500,000 was spent on waste that was sent to landfill but which could have been recycled instead by putting it in the recycling containers provided by the council.
Non-recyclable waste will continue to be collected every two weeks as usual.
Kirklees Council has no plans to follow suit.