Community waste collections to begin

Published on: Wednesday, 28th November 2018
 Photo: Councillor Garry Hickton, Lead Member for Environment, and neighbourhood warden Shane Barnes.

A pilot waste collection scheme for people to dispose of small bulky items they no longer need will begin in Erewash on December 8.

The Saturday morning community collection service will be a 16-week pilot, with the first collections taking place from 8am until 11.30am on December 8 at two sites: the recreation ground car park at Doncaster Avenue in Sandiacre, and the Village Hall car park in Risley.

People will be able to take items to the collection points on set dates, where it will be loaded into a vehicle and taken to the household recycling centre. Items classed as small bulky waste include bed frames, toilets, small items of scrap metal, bagged soil, furniture and small household electrical items such as kettles, irons, hairdryers and toasters.  

The scheme will mostly benefit residents who live furthest away from the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Ilkeston or people unable get there.

Items must be taken to the collection points within the stated times. Anything left at the collection points outside of these times will be classed as fly tipping.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Lead Member for Environment, said: “These new small bulky waste collections will be more convenient for many people and will also go towards further combatting fly tipping in the borough. People just need to take their items to their nearest collection point at the designated times.”

Council staff will be at a different collection point each week, until 23 March. A full list of locations can be found at

The collections will form the second phase of a new recycling initiative to be piloted in Erewash. The first saw residents given the option of having blue lids fitted to their brown bins if they did not use them for garden waste.

Photo: Councillor Garry Hickton, Lead Member for Environment, and neighbourhood warden Shane Barnes.

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