Erewash Borough Council’s free bulky waste collection has proved an overwhelming success with local residents since the initiative was launched in April.
In the first few weeks of the scheme, the council has seen an unprecedented demand for its new service as householders across the borough warmly welcome the free service.
Now the council has confirmed that an additional collection vehicle will be made available from 7 May to help deal with demand and to minimise any inconvenience to residents wanting to take advantage of the free service – which covers bulky waste and household white goods.
The extra collection crew will be out and about from next week and it is hoped the move will help reduce waiting times – while it should also be possible to bring forward collection dates for those residents who have already booked the service.
Residents should contact the council on 0115 907 2244 and speak to the contact centre team to see if a new collection date can be arranged to reduce their waiting time. Requests for bulky waste collections will continue to be monitored to ensure sufficient resources are available to meet demand.
The initiative offers up to two free collections/ six items per household each year between 1 April and 31 March. The council will collect a maximum of six items as long as the number of collections does not exceed two visits. Residents are also allowed one ‘white goods’ collection per year of up to three items.
Items classed as bulky waste are those that are too big be placed in a black bin – including household furniture like bed bases, tables, chairs, sofas, mattresses and carpets. White goods include domestic fridge/freezers, televisions, ovens and a black bag of small electrical items.
Further details of the free service can be found here.
This service is strictly for householders and not for commercial, industrial or construction waste.