Scheme to help residents rid of large unwanted items

Posted: 07/07/2014

Old sofa bulky waste

The Alvaston Neighbourhood Board is urging residents to take advantage of free bulky waste collections they are running for a limited time only.

The scheme has been allocated funding which will be spent on a first come first serve basis so anyone living in the Alvaston Ward with large unwanted items should call Derby Direct urgently.

Ward councillor for Alvaston, Councillor Paul Bayliss, said:

“We want to give our local residents the opportunity to get rid of large unwanted items and help us to keep the area clean and tidy. This is a great chance for people to have a clear out and dispose of bulky things, all for free.”

Residents are advised to call 03332 006981 and select the following options:

  • press one for rubbish and recycling
  • press two for bulky item collecting
  • press three to book a collection - stating that they are an Alvaston Ward resident to avoid being charged

They should then let the customer advisor know they live in the free bulky collection ward to ensure they are not charged, before letting them know what items are to be collected, for example:

  • a fridge or freezer (can be collected free of charge any time of year)
  • a table and up to four chairs
  • a three-piece suite
  • up to four black sacks (counts as one item)

Alternatively, residents can email their request to including the information requested above. This service is for the collection of bulky items only and not to collect household fixtures and fittings.

Other items that cannot be collected are:

  • asbestos
  • carpets
  • concrete, rubble, soil and general builders’ waste
  • doors, gates and windows and window frames
  • fluid containers, such as oil drums or storage heaters
  • gas bottles
  • small items of domestic waste that haven’t been put in sacks or boxes
  • vehicle parts
  • sheds, fence panels and greenhouses

If any items cannot be collected or there are more items than agreed, they will not be picked up. This free service does not include bagged garden waste and if residents wish this to be collected they will have to pay a fee.

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