Covid-19 and its fallouts:

Too Big For The Bin is back

When the council closed down much of its services on 18 March, one of the victims was Too Big For The Bin, the paid-for rubbish collection of items to big or bulky for the regular bin.

Well, now it’s back, and collections can be arranged through this webpage.

The service handles things like such as TVs, washing machines, sofas, tables and chairs, mattresses and large flower pots (provided that they are emptied first). However, very large items, such as pianos, are not included.

The fee is £33.30, and covers up to ten bulky items. If items are stacked together (e.g. old flower pots), each stack will be counted as one item if it can be handled as such.

Western Riverside Waste Authority‘s (WRWA) household waste recycling centres at Smugglers Way and Cringle Street have also reopened, but with restrictions. Only garden waste and bagged black waste will be accepted, so there is no point driving there with anything else. As this type of waste is being collected twice a week from people’s homes, one should only take the rubbish to the recycling centres if the waste can’t be stored safely at home until the next collection. Access to the recycling centres is depending on the second digit in vehicle registration number. Vehicles with that digit being even (i.e. 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) can come on even dates, while those with odd second digit (i.e. 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) are allowed to leave their rubbish on odd days. For opening times and other details, click on this link.

First published 21/05/2020