Popular waste service returns

Published on: Friday, 25th October 2019

The borough council’s community household waste collection service is returning following a successful trial in 2018/19.

The scheme sees council staff at two collection points in the borough every Saturday morning.  Residents can take along unwanted items for disposal such as small pieces of furniture, old toys, small items of scrap metal as well as waste electrical items such as toasters, irons, kettles and hair dryers.  The scheme was piloted earlier in the year and is aimed at benefitting people who live far away from the household waste recycling centre in Ilkeston.

The scheme will run for 19 weeks at locations including Sandiacre, Ockbrook, Sawley, Kirk Hallam and Little Eaton.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Lead Member for Environment at Erewash Borough Council, said: “The feedback from residents about the pilot scheme was very positive with many people keen to see it carry on. We are pleased to now be able to offer new dates and locations over the next few months which have taken into account the most used locations during the pilot scheme. We anticipate that the community waste collection scheme will again be a success providing residents with a convenient, local service for disposing of small items of bulky waste and unwanted electrical items.”

A full list of location and dates can be seen on the council’s website at erewash.gov.uk/wastecollections.

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