Grantham Clean and Green: Leaving electrical items out is technically fly-tipping

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The latest advice under the Grantham Clean and Green campaign is about the disposal of electrical items.

South Kesteven District Council is reminding residents that common electrical items cannot be collected with standard bin collections.

These items need to be taken to household waste and recycling centres in the district or they can be collected with the council’s home collection service.

TVs and DVD players are among the common electrical items which technically, if left on a pavement, are classed as a fly-tipping offence.

Residents need to call 01476 406080 to arrange for a specific home collection or use the household waste and recycling centre in Mowbeck Way, off Alexandra Road, which is open Friday to Monday, 9am-4pm.

Meanwhile, the collection service is charged at £12 for the first item and £6 each for all other items. Fridges and freezers are charged separately at £12 each due to the disposal costs of these items.

SKDC’s executive manager for environment Ian Yates said: “We know transporting items to our centres is not always possible for all residents. Therefore the home collection service is here to help you dispose of goods in the correct manner.

“If you leave them on the pavement or street outside your home it leaves the risk of potential prosecution.

“So we advise residents to ring and arrange a collection and we can take away all your unwanted electrical items and household furniture and you can do your part to help keep your street and neighbourhood clean and tidy.”

Once payment has been made, SKDC will collect the item from outside a property on a day agreed with residents at the time of booking.

SKDC is unable to collect radiators, builder’s rubble, bricks, concrete, paving slabs, garden furniture.

All bulky collections will be carried out by employees wearing an SKDC high visibility jacket driving an SKDC vehicle.