What to do with your rubbish while Eastwood centre’s closed

If you’re wondering about where to take your rubbish now that Eastwood recycling centre’s closed because a disgruntled employee trashed the place with a digger, here’s the Council’s latest info:

The nearest centres, which are open as normal, are:

  • Sowerby Bridge, Milner Royd, Mearclough, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3LF
  • Halifax, Lee Bank, Ovenden Road, Halifax, HX3 5PN

An additional two bags of refuse per household will be collected on waste collection days in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge while Eastwood is closed.

Temporary garden waste collections for selected parts of Todmorden and Hebden Bridge will take place on alternate Saturdays from 9 August until Eastwood reopens.

Properties on the garden collection route will receive a letter about the service, and a garden sack if they don’t already have one. This is the same approach that was taken when the site was closed for refurbishment last year, but the Council and SITA UK are adding more homes to the collection route this time, depending on accessibility for the collection vehicle.

Several community clean up days will take place during the closure period to help remove residents’ bulkier items. People who live in the areas where these are happening will be informed in advance and bulky waste will be removed on a specified day.

The digger driver has been charged with criminal damage.

Posted from here.

5 thoughts on “What to do with your rubbish while Eastwood centre’s closed

  1. Jason, the ‘nationalist card’ is not being played. It is part of the story in many people’s lives. It can gall people (no pun intended) when the French benefit from a Calderdale contract. My own position is that we are all human beings…one planet.

  2. Imagine a scenario where a person worked for the council, but after a while they sold that person to a Spanish company. That company may have treated this person worse than the council, but the person got used to it. Then the council sold him to a French company who may have treated him worse than the Spanish, a French company who played a major in removing opportunities to work for many vulnerable people in the community. Imagine maybe he is treat poorly for a few years. There’s nowhere else to go because the government let the bankers run free to screw the economy and hike up unemployment. If he goes elsewhere he forfeits a chunk of his council pension benefits, so maybe he feels trapped. Maybe he is your lovely neighbour, helpful, kind, never been in any bother. Then at some point he thinks enough is enough, but maybe he hasn’t been able to share his thoughts. Maybe he gets up leaves a note for his family and calmly executes a plan that shows consideration for those he respects and wrath for the French company or those who sold him. Consider that maybe a “disgruntled employee didn’t trash the tip”, but that maybe the circumstances outside of his control sent him on a path no-one could have imagined him taking. That could happen to anyone of us.

    • Paul,

      Your comments about Spanish this and French that do you no favours in your quest to further your argument, that most readers will know, has a personal element.

      You are playing on a nationalistic theme for something that is an issue of competing economic philosophies.

      On the whole, ethical behaviour in the corporate boardroom differs little around the world, varying between poor and abyssmal, barely legal and illegal.

      On the contrary in fact, if you look at the actual evidence, the French or Spanish WORKERS would have been far less likely to have put up with the conditions that lead to this incident in the first place.

      Playing the nationalist card undermines what is otherwise a good point.