North East Lincolnshire Council

Bulky waste service reduced to ensure staff safety

The number of bulky waste slots have been reduced to ensure collections are carried out safely and to Government guidelines.

Bulky waste collections returned on 4 May after being temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The reduction in bulky waste collection slots will start on Monday 8 June to make sure operatives can get around in the allotted time, as they now spray all of the items with disinfectant before collecting them.

Households can make a booking at www.nelincs.gov.uk/BulkyWaste or by calling 01472 326288 (option 4).

Crew members are working to social distancing guidelines. This means they won’t be able to carry out any assisted collections.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “The service returned earlier this month with a small team and new safety measures in place to deliver the service.

“We hope people will bear with us and understand why we have had to reduce the number of collections to ensure the safety of staff.

“It’s important to get the service back up and running for the people of North East Lincolnshire, but we must do so with care and caution during this time.”

Cllr Swinburn added: “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 this time and the service will be running five days per week, instead of the usual three.”

Bulky waste prices

  • £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.

More details at www.nelincs.gov.uk/BulkyWaste.

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