RESIDENTS wanting to dispose of large household items, such as an unwanted fridge, mattress, radiator or washing machine, are being urged to use Wychavon’s bulky waste service.
The council has its own contractor which provides a bulky waste collection service for up to two items for just £19.
Sharon Casswell, Client Services Manager at Wychavon District Council, said it is ideal if residents have bulky items they need to get rid of but cannot get to the household waste site.
“By using our service you can guarantee that it will be disposed of in the proper way and not fly-tipped in some country lane, which ultimately costs the council or an innocent landowner when it comes to clearing up.”
Residents are reminded they have a duty of care and a legal responsibility to ensure that only registered waste carriers collect their waste and they should always ask to see the waste carrier’s licence while also asking for a company headed receipt.
If a waste carrier does not have the correct licence and disposes of waste illegally by fly-tipping, the householder could be held responsible and may be liable to prosecution and a fine of up to £5,000.
For more, call FCC Environment on 01386 760145 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or go to www.wychavon.gov.uk/bulkywaste.