A community household waste collection service provided by Erewash Borough Council looks set to be given the green light to become a regular scheme.
The scheme, which operates at two different sites in the borough on a Saturday morning, started in October following the success of a pilot scheme in 2018. It enables residents to dispose of small bulky waste items, such as small items of furniture and electrical appliances, free of charge. The collections are aimed at benefitting people who live furthest away from the household recycling centre in Ilkeston and has proved a big success with residents across the borough.
The busiest locations to date have been West Park in Long Eaton, and Sawley Park, where almost seven tonnes of bulky waste was collected during the pilot scheme. The current 16-week community collections scheme ends on 29 February 2020.
Council Executive approved a recommendation that the scheme continues at a meeting on Tuesday 7 January.
Councillor Garry Hickton, Lead Member for Environment at Erewash Borough Council, says:
“We had some great feedback from residents who told us that they thought the scheme was fantastic and they were keen to see it continue. The current collections run until the end of February and we are confident that residents will support the continuation of the popular scheme.”
A full list of locations and items that will and will not be accepted can be found on the community waste collections page.