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FREE bulky item collections
« on: February 12, 2017, 17:26:01 PM »
Because our local recycling centre is being closed, the council decided that ALL bulky items could be collected FREE from our homes.

Today they changed the rules, charging a minimum of £12.50 to collect the following:

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Arm chair
Doors with glass panels
Double Garage doors
French doors
Garage doors
Slat bed pool/snooker tables
Windows over 6ft x 6ft
Bags of mixed general waste/Bric-a -Brac
 Non-electrical exercise equipment
Bath ( Fibreglass)
Bathroom cabinet (MDF/Mixed Materials)
Bed Bases (Divan/MDF/Mixed Materials)
Bedding- duvet & 2 pillows
Bedside Cabinet (mdf/mixed materials)
Blinds
Bookcase MDF/Mixed Materials/Glass
Bookcase with shelves MDF/Mixed Mat /Glass
Cabinet or bureau MDF/Mixed Materials
Carpet (1 bag/ roll = 1 slot)
Chest of drawers (MDF/Mixed Materials)
Coffee Table (MDF/Mixed Materials)
Computer desk (MDF/Mixed Materials
Door (PVC/Mixed materials)
Fish tank
Garden Shed/Play Houses (hard plastic)
Glass (panes/sheets)
Headboards (fabric and foam)
Office Chair (mixed Materials)
Office desk (MDF/Mixed Materials)
Office shelving (MDF/Mixed Materials)
Ottomans
Pool Tables
Settees/Sofas
Shower tray
Shower unit/Screen
Sunbed
Toy Box (MDF/Mixed Materials)
Toys Hard Plastic
Toys
TV Unit (MDF/Mixed materials)
Vanity Unit (MDF/Mixed Materials)
Window frames
Grandfather Clock
Composite door
Crockery
Trampoline - must be dismantled

Quite an eclectic list, and they are going to add to it...

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Re: FREE bulky item collections
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 17:36:00 PM »
£10 for 3 items here
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Re: FREE bulky item collections
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 10:01:15 AM »
Now, I wonder why people fly-tip...?
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Re: FREE bulky item collections
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 12:02:30 PM »
A friend got a knock on the door from council bods just before Xmas. A bill with his name and address was found amongst fly-tipped stuff. He has no car, or driving licence, but they said that he must have paid someone to take his rubbish away. But if they fly-tipped it, it was still his responsibility.

He had to go to court to plead his innocence. His lawyer was able to prove that other papers found at the same time did not come from his home.

Case dismissed, and it was suggested that whoever is doing the fly-tipping may be collecting documents from innocent households to "seed the waste to distract investigators".

So shred anything you bin (or recycle) that has your name or address on it!

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Re: FREE bulky item collections
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 14:42:56 PM »
We tend to do that, anyway, as Jane's a bit paranoid, what with the privacy aspect of her work.
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Re: FREE bulky item collections
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 21:04:01 PM »
I think you can guess we shred anything like that too.... ::)

Flytippers really are barstewards!
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Re: FREE bulky item collections
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2018, 12:46:02 PM »
A letter from the Council:

"Tree leaves, including those from street trees, are NOT to be put in the green garden waste wheelie bins. Tree leaves do not compost quickly and therefore act as a contaminant. Either put them in your general waste black wheelie bins, or take them to the recycling centre and place them in the tree leaf containers. No plastic bags allowed".

We get to put out a small wheelie bin every 2 weeks, and the leaves that have fallen into our front garden would fill it about 8 times I recon. And no way am I traipsing across the city to queue for ages to dump them.

So now the pavement is home to 3 large mounds of leaves, and more are forming up and down the road as people spread the word.

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Re: FREE bulky item collections
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2018, 18:12:54 PM »
Ours take leaves, cat litter (if its the sawdust type and no solid waste in it), logs, the gunge from the bottom of the pond, dead bushes.... well, they took it all last week and didn't comment! ::)
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