Binmen will not collect electrical items – leave them out and you are fly-tipping

Don't leave electrical items out for the binmen - it is fly-tipping!
Don't leave electrical items out for the binmen - it is fly-tipping!
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South Kesteven District Council is reminding residents that common electrical items need to be taken to household waste and recycling centres.

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

These items can also be collected by the council’s home collection service, as they cannot be taken with standard bin collections.

SKDC’s portfolio holder for healthy environment Councillor John Smith said: “We appreciate residents may not always have the means to transport items to our household waste and recycling centres.

“Therefore the home collection service is here to help you dispose of your goods responsibly – you can do your part to keep your street clean.”

The collection service costs £11 for the first item and £5 each for all other items – fridges and freezers are charged separately at £11 each.

Once payment has been made, SKDC will collect the items from outside the property on a day agreed with residents. All collections will be carried out by SKDC employees wearing high visibility jackets.

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

Residents can call 01476 406080 to arrange to use the home collection service. The household waste and recycling centre in Mowbeck Way, is open Friday to Monday, 9am to 4pm.