Bulky waste service to restart

The council is relaunching its bulky waste service from this Monday 18 May.

The service was put on hold in March due to Covid-19, but will now be restarted with the recent easing of the lockdown - the same day as the council reopens its two Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS), or tips.

The council’s contractor KSD Environmental Services has begun taking bookings and arranging collections, and can be contacted on 01273 608 142 from 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The company can collect a large range of items including bed bases, mattresses, tables, chairs and other furniture, fridges and other white goods, and even stand up pianos.

Although a paid for service, there is a 50% discount for the over 60s and anyone receiving:

  • Income support or Universal Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  •  Incapacity Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment and/or Disability Living Allowance

Coucillor Anne Pissaridou, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee, said: “The bulky waste service is great for getting rid of large, unwanted items in a safe and environmentally-friendly way.

“Restarting the service on the same day as reopening our recycling sites gives residents two ways of disposing of their unwanted items.”

She added: “Please remember not to leave unwanted items on the pavement or by communal bins, even if offering them for free. This is fly-tipping, which is a criminal offence and liable to a £400 fine.”

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