Bulky waste collections resume

Bulky waste collections resume

Bulky waste collections resume

North East Lincolnshire Council has announced that it will be resuming its collection of bulky waste from Monday the 4th of May.

The service was temporarily halted in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak and social distancing measures, but is expected to be running again from early next month.

The council have put new safety guidelines in place, and waste collection teams will practice social distancing measures.

This means they won’t be able to carry out any assisted collections.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for Environment and Transport at the Council, said:

“We had to suspend the service at the start of the coronavirus outbreak but we’re now in a position to bring it back.

“It’s a popular service and makes it easy for households to get rid of big and bulky items such as cabinets, washing machines, exercise bikes and garden furniture.

“We want to do everything we can to help people during the lockdown and the service will be running five days per week, instead of the usual three.”

North East Lincolnshire Council have praised residents for their responsible behaviour during the lockdown, as rates of fly-tipping have fallen considerably.

This comes as the UK Government warn that it is vital not to lift the lockdown too early, as we would risk a second wave of infection.

Households can book bulky waste collections via the North East Lincolnshire Council website, or by calling 01472 326288 and selecting option 4.

Collections will be subject to the following charges:

  • £20 for up to four items (excluding white goods)
  • £5 for any additional items, up to the maximum of 10 per order
  • £10 for each white good
  • £5 additional charge for the rapid collection service.

Items will be collected within 10 days. A rapid service is also offered, subject to availability.

Grimsby and Immingham’s community recycling centres are currently closed to bulky waste disposal, but normal waste and recycling collection services are largely unaffected.

It is unclear when other departments and services will be reopening.

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