Broxtowe residents can get rid of this bulky waste

Broxtowe residents can take advantage of a series of free bulky waste removal weeks this winter to help them dispose of large items like furniture and fridges.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 12:31 pm

Broxtowe Borough Council have organised three free bulky waste weeks as part of their Clean and Green campaign to help keep the area tidy and reduce cases of fly tipping in the area.

Residents who can take items to their local tip, can continue do so during lockdown, as tips across Nottinghamshire remain open during this second lockdown.

Free bulky waste weeks are for residents who are unable to get large items to the tip safely this winter.

Save yourself a trip to the tip

The first of these collection weeks will start on December 7, with bookings for slots on this week to be made available from 9am on Monday, November 16.

Chair of the environment and climate change committee, Coun Helen Skinner said: “We are really pleased to offer these bulky waste weeks as we know it’s not always easy to get to a recycling site to dispose of bulky items and not everything fits in household bins.

"We hope that these collections will help residents get rid of their unwanted items more easily and also reduce the temptation to fly tip which can cause serious environmental issues.”

Due to high demand for this service last year, Broxtowe Borough Council are asking residents who want to book a slot from December 7, to email [email protected] with their full name, address, list of bulky waste items, up to three only, and contact telephone number, from 9am on November 16.

Residents who don’t have access to email can call 0115 917 3855. Any emails or calls received before 9am this day will not be accepted.

Once all the slots are booked, the council will close for bookings for December 7, week, but, residents are urged to look out for details of further free bulky waste collection weeks in the future.

If residents make a request via email or phone this time and don’t receive a confirmation, it means all slots are full and they have not been successful on this occasion.

If residents are unable to book a slot on any of the free bulky waste collection weeks this winter, they can still take advantage of the council’s bulky waste collection service with payment.

The service costs £13 per collection, plus £7 for each item of waste collected from the home address.

To stay COVID-secure, teams can only collect items which have been confirmed as booked in with the council, have been left outside the home and not touched for 72 hours. This is important in keeping council teams safe when collecting bulky items during the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information about what bulky waste is, visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/bulkywaste.

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