Burnley's half-price bulky waste collection scheme to be extended 'in principle'

Burnley Council's executive has agreed "in principle" to extend the half-price bulky waste collection scheme for a further six months, subject to approval by a meeting of the full council next month.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 3:45 pm

An initial three-month trial scheme, which saw prices cut from £13.80 to £6.90, was due to finish at the end of this month.

A report to the executive said the scheme has been so successful it should be extended until September.

Coun. Afrasiab Anwar, executive member for community and environmental services, said: "The half-price bulky waste scheme has been very popular with residents and we've seen a significant increase in requests for the service since the trial period began in January.

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"Extending the reduced price scheme further will not only benefit our residents as we start to recover from the impact of Covid-19; it will also give us time to properly assess the initiative on a long-term basis."

The bulky waste service allows residents to book council contractors to take away up to four household items, or one item of white goods such as a fridge or cooker.

The executive report said in the three-month trial period (Jan-Mar) there were 2,067 collection requests (latest figs), compared to 1,190 in the previous quarter.

Bulky waste collections can be booked online at www.burnley.gov.uk/bulky or by calling 01282 425011.