Special collection service re-introduced

Published Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council are re-introducing their Special collection service accepting online bookings for additional refuse sack collections and removal of small clearance items. However due to the coronavirus pandemic this service is a one person operation with strict front boundary rule for sacks of waste.

In accordance with coronavirus guidelines residents/households need to be aware that if they have coronavirus or are still symptomatic need to ensure that the waste is 72 hours old before it is presented for collection and is double-bagged.

Items which will be accepted:

  • General household waste, including recycling
  • Garden waste ie grass and hedge clippings etc
  • Textiles, although if these can be recycled, passed onto charity shops when they re-open it would be encouraged

Items not accepted:

No electrical items will be accepted. These can be disposed of using our Bulky Waste Collection Service:

  • Soil
  • Rubble / hard-core
  • Paint tins which contain paint
  • Hazardous wastes such as asbestos or chemicals

The cost for collection and disposal of items is:

  • £15 for a maximum of 10 sacks
  • £25 for a maximum of 25 sack

Small sized cardboard boxes filled will be accepted as one sack but they must be dry.

Any additional bags or items a quotation is required. For full information visit www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/otheritems

The service may also be able to help with small types of shed or garden clearances but this work would need to be completed with one member of staff and would require strict social distancing from residents. To request a quotation please contact 01455 255977 or email streetscene@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

Executive Member for Street Scene Services, Councillor Bill Crooks said:

We hope the re-introduction of this service will help residents whilst the recycling centres are closed or help reduce non essential travel when they do re-open; support non- drivers; residents who are shielding and everyone who has being storing items and garden waste that they have collected during lockdown.

Strict social distancing rules will be followed at all times.