Bulky waste collections are set to restart this week

Date published: 27 April 2020
Bin man stood in front of a Bin lorry

West Lindsey District Council will begin to collect large items again from this week after temporarily stopping the service in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Collections will begin from Tuesday, April 28 and households can make a booking now at  www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/bulky or by calling 01427 676676. Phone lines are sure to be busy and staff are under extra pressure at this time, so residents are asked to book via the website if at all possible.

New safety measures are in place for the small team that delivers the service and crew members are working to social distancing guidelines. It is important for residents to leave their items accessible the night before collection day as operatives are not able to enter houses to assist.

Bulky waste prices vary depending on the items collected, but start from £32 (which is to cover the cost of collection and disposal)

Councillor, Owen Bierley, Chair of Prosperous Communities at the council, said: “We had to suspend the service at the start of the coronavirus outbreak as we concentrate our limited resources in best helping our affected communities, 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 three days per week, instead of the usual two.”

Meanwhile, staff from across the council’s Operational Services team are continuing to carry out their vital duties as they adapt to new working methods due to social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak.

Bin crews have had change the way the work to help keep the service running during the pandemic.

A series of substantial changes are in place to help keep them safe even when they have to share a cab with colleagues.

There has been little disruption to waste and recycling collections so far, but the Council are appealing for residents to continue to assist them by following updates and advice at www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/coronavirus

All of Lincolnshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips) remain closed as Government advice is that travel should only be for essential purposes.

However, please continue to check for updates on their website. Residents are advised to avoid generating extra waste but if that isn’t possible they should store the waste safely until HWRC’s reopen.

If residents do decide to ask someone to take the waste away, they should check they are licensed waste carriers https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers

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