Council will now collect fridges, furniture and other bulky waste again
COLLECTIONS of bulky waste by South Gloucestershire Council are re-starting after being suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
People can now arrange for the council to take away furniture, mattresses and large domestic appliances like fridges and cookers, for a fee.
It is the latest stage of a gradual return to normal after the lockdown.
Council cabinet member Rachael Hunt said: “After what has been an extremely challenging period, I’m really pleased that we can now resume with our bulky waste collection service.
“This is in addition to the weekly recycling collections and the opening of three of our Sort It recycling centres which have been reinstated over the past weeks.”
The council can collect up to three items for £29, or a concessionary rate of £14.50 for people in receipt of some types of benefit. For more details, contact the council on 01454 868000.
The council says it cannot collect items like fixtures and fittings, building waste, fence panels or sheds.
More information about collections for large household items can be found here.
Sort It recycling centres are currently open from 6am to 6pm until further notice, except for the Little Stoke centre, which remains closed.
The council is urging people to report missed collections here and check for other changes to its services here.