Council slash cost of bulky item collections in an effort to crack down on fly-tipping

by Admin

The price for having large items like fridges, cookers and mattresses collected from your home has been halved by Rotherham Council in an effort to crack down on fly-tipping

From April 1, 2024, Rotherham Council reduced the fees for collecting bulky items by half. Following the implementation of this price reduction, the council reported a 50% increase in the number of people booking collections during the initial month compared to the same period last year.

Every week the Council collects 139,000 bins and provides 2,200 public litter bins across the Borough. Operating four Household Waste Recycling Centres, seven days per week.

In the budget for year 2024-2025, Rotherham Council plans to allocate an extra £366,000 towards enhancing street cleaning efforts in high-traffic zones. This includes deploying dedicated personnel to increase the efficiency of street sweeping operations.”

A council spokesperson said “At the same time we are cracking down on litter and fly-tipping. The fines for those who are caught fly-tipping have increased to the maximum allowed by law, and to help everyone to do the right thing we have halved the cost of household bulky waste collection”:

  • 1-3 items £16.50 (£10.00 with a Rothercard) 
  • 4+ items £5.30 per item (£5.00 with a Rothercard) 

The Council helps people with the removal and disposal of larger household items, such as furniture, electrical appliances and DIY waste, such as bathroom suites, window frames and doors from residential properties. 

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