June 2, 2011 11.27 am This story is over 153 months old

Bulky item collection service starts charging

New service: The City Council have reshuffled the way bulky items are collected, including charging for the service.

The City of Lincoln Council are making changes to the bulky item collection service.

Part of a new contract with Cory Environmental to save the council £178,500 per year, bulky items will now be picked up by the Arranged Bulky Collection (ABC) service.

From June 3, the ABC service will take up to three big items for free from eligible residents, including pensioners, the disabled and those on certain benefits.

For anyone else, arrangements can be made to pick up items on a quote-per-item charge, or they can take their items to a household waste site.

There are still spaces available to use the Home Collection Service up until June 24 on 01522 514380, before the service ceases on Friday.

The new service booking will then commence on June 6, on 01522 873423.

Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services Fay Smith said: “We’re pleased that, as part of the renegotiated contract with Cory Environmental, those people in most need of assistance in our communities will still be able to receive a free bulky item collection from the doorstep.”

The renewed contracts for waste and recycling will run until 2020, and the council will receive £250,000 from Cory Environmental to buy wheeled bins.

For those preferring to drop off items at the waste recycling centres, there are two in the Lincoln area:

  • Lincoln Household Waste Recycling Centre, 97 Great Northern Terrace, Lincoln, LN5 8LG
  • Whisby Household Waste Recycling Centre, Eagle Road, Whisby, LN6 9BT
Source: City of Lincoln Council