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Bulky waste collections to restart in East Suffolk next week

Posted by on 20 May 2020 | Comments

East Suffolk Council will begin to collect large items again from next week after temporarily suspending the service due to COVID-19.

The Council’s bulky waste collection service is set to return on Monday 25 May, meaning that households in East Suffolk can once again get bulky items collected from their properties. This comes after East Suffolk Council has been satisfied that the criteria to ensure the safety of its crews have been met.

Cllr James Mallinder, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “We greatly appreciate the support we have received from residents since having to suspend some waste services at the start of the outbreak to ensure the safety of our crew, as we concentrated our limited resources on essential waste services.

“However, we are pleased to announce that we can now restart the bulky waste collection service for our residents, making it easy for them to get rid of bulky items such as fridges and furniture. When the service was suspended, all outstanding bookings were honoured, so there is no backlog to catch up with and we are ready to take new bookings now!”.

To comply with the Government’s social distancing measure and to help keep crews and residents safe, items will need to be placed outside properties before collections, as crews will not be able to enter properties or come into contact with residents when moving bulky items.

The service cost £45.50 for up to three items plus £15.50 for every additional item. See more information

Elsewhere, East Suffolk Council is also resuming its garden waste collections on Monday 25 May, following an earlier suspension due to the outbreak.

Cllr Mallinder said: “This means that as of Monday, the waste services that covers the whole of East Suffolk will be returning to normal, with a couple of localised ones to follow at a later date.”

All first garden waste collections will be taking place between 25 May and 6 June, including on a Saturday where required. Collection days might have changed, so those who have a subscription are being asked to check at http://apps.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/pages/bins/collectiondays.aspx.

All existing subscriptions have been extended by 4 collections to take into the account those which were missed during the suspension.