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Christmas comes early as council starts its free bulky waste collection service this week

Date Posted: 2:01 PM on Tue, 13 November 2018

Due to popular demand, Gedling Borough Council has extended its annual free bulky waste collection and it will begin this week instead of in January.  

Gedling Borough Council is offering a free collection of large household items to all residents, subject to availability and on a first come, first served basis. The first collections will initially be collected on Saturdays only until January when residents can choose weekday collections up until the scheme ends in February.  

To take advantage of this limited offer, residents need to visit www.gedling.gov.uk/bulkywaste enter their address and details of the items to be collected. The system will then tell them when the next free collection is available. 

This scheme is an extension of the council’s annual bulky waste amnesty which normally starts in January however, the council have decided to bring it forward and offer more collections between now and February.  

The aim of the free service is to reduce fly tipping and to allow residents the opportunity to get rid of unwanted large items which would normally be chargeable. Collection dates are limited and residents must book in advance on a first come, first served basis and any collection is subject to availability.

To book a collection visit www.gedling.gov.uk/bulkywaste or call Customer Services on 0115 901 3901.

Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne said;

I’m delighted to announce that we’re starting our popular free bulky waste collection service earlier this year and residents can book slots now. We think it’s important to offer residents the chance to dispose of large items that can’t go in their household bin. This can reduce fly tipping and give residents a chance to get rid of unwanted large items easily and for no extra cost at a time when it can be financially challenging due to Christmas demands.”