More residents to get free bulk collection offer

People living in Telford & Wrekin Council’s Church Aston and Edgmond wards can now receive one free collection of bulky waste items per household in a new trial scheme.

More residents to get free bulk collection offer

As part of the council’s Pride in Your Community initiative, this free Council service, normally costing £18, will see all homes in these wards, in addition those in the borough’s four Newport wards, entitled to one free collection per household.

The bulk collection service will collect up to 6 items, including TVs, sofas, baths, electrical items, baths, doors, mattresses and fence panels – waste is too big to put in the normal kerbside recycling or rubbish collection.

If you don’t have six bulky items needing collection, householders can get together with a friend or neighbour and share their collection entitlement and get more collections at a later date.

The trial scheme will run until the end of September and follows feedback from residents in Newport about difficulties disposing of and recycling large items.

Once a household has used their free collection and has more bulky items that need collecting, there are still other discounts available to help you make the most of the Council’s bulk collection service. These include

• Telford Loyalty Card (TLC) holders receive a 10% reduction
• Households where a resident is 65 or over or who have a long standing illness or disability get one free bulk collection during 2014/15 and one free collection during 2015/2016 – this is in addition to this new offer for Newport area residents.

Cllr Shaun Davies, cabinet member for Neighbourhood, Employment and Skills said: “We have listened carefully to issues that people in the Newport area have been raising with us.

“This trial scheme offers people in these wards an enhanced service and allows us to measure the take-up by residents while helping to improve the environment t as part of our Pride in Your Community initiative.”

To claim the free bulk collection residents in these wards should call 01952 384384.