Littering and Fly-tipping are getting out of control in parts of Calderdale. The state of some of the roads in Halifax are so bad they have featured on the BBC news. Many rural locations are also affected as people drive to remote locations to dispose of their waste.
Fly-tipping and waste problems occur on both public and private property. There are legal powers to tackle the problem in both locations. Yet Calderdale Council is not making adequate use of them.
Not only does accumulated waste and litter impact on the amenity value of neighbourhoods. It also attracts vermin and flies, creating a public health issue.
There are also problems with the inadequate recycling containers we have failing to contain recycling. On windy days our streets are strewn with plastic milk cartons and waste.
Finally there are powers to tackle derelict sites, and grot spots that are dragging our Towns down. Calderdale is a beautiful place that is being blighted by waste, local authority inaction, and a culture of irresponsibility.
It's time we take action.
Calderdale Liberal Democrats have drawn up a 'Six to Fix' list of actions Calderdale Council could take to start tackling this problem.
Please sign our petition and back our campaign to clean up our streets!
Littering and Fly-tipping – Petition
We the undersigned residents of Calderdale call on the Council to:
- Implement a Public Space Protection Order prohibiting littering, fly-tipping in areas where there are problems.
- Adequately resource the enforcement and fly-tipping teams.
- Review the bulky waste collection fees and household waste site disposal fees.
- Launch an anti-littering and fly-tipping public information campaign.
- Start making pro-active use of Section 215 town and country planning act 1990 powers to tackle grot spots and private sites that are impacting on the amenity value of the neighbourhood.
- Change recycling containers in order that they can contain recycling on windy days.