Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Bulky Waste Collection Service will be reinstated from next week (Monday, May 4).
It was agreed following a Virtual Meeting of Council yesterday that the Bulky Waste Collection, which was temporarily suspended, as council prioritised essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic, would resume next week.
Members of the public wising to avail of this service are advised however that it is only for those who have bulky items of waste and have no space in their home or garage to store them during this emergency situation.
Those wishing to avail of the service are advised that they can book by phone at 028 71 374107 from today, Friday, or online from next week. All bookings for collection must be made in advance and items must be left out on the kerbside before 7:30am on the day of the confirmed collection.
Among the items accepted for the Bulky Waste Service re –
✅ Bulky furniture – wardrobes, chests of drawers, bedside lockers, sofas
✅ Carpets, lino
✅ Electrical appliances e.g. TV
✅ White goods e.g. fridges, washing machines and cookers
✅ Large toys, bikes etc
Among the items that are not accepted are:
❎ Bags of general waste
❎ Glass furniture/mirrors
❎ Building material e.g. concrete, wood, tiles
❎ Fencing, sheds
❎ Wooden flooring
❎ Bathroom suites
❎ Kitchen units
❎ Paint Tins
❎ Recyclable materials
The public are advised that waste accrued as a result of work carried out in your home, such as bathroom suites, kitchens or fireplaces will not be lifted as part of this service. Arrangements must be made with your building contractor to remove these items or alternatively, you can organise removal by an authorised waste collection company or hire a skip.
Members of the public wanting to book a Bulky Waste Collection should call ? 02871374107 or fill out the form on the website at –www.derrystrabane.com/service/wasterecycling/bulkywaste.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Michaela Boyle said the reinstatement of the bulky collection service was good news for many people who have accrued additional waste. She added that following the DAERA guidelines to Councils should they consider reopening recycling centres was currently being reviewed by officers with a view to reopening some of the centres in a controlled and measured way over the coming weeks.
In the interim she said it was important the public continued to adhere to Government advice to stay at home and to refrain from non-essential travel, and where possible not to put additional pressure on waste services during an emergency period.
She added that the COVID19 Waste Helpline continued to operate Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5pm on 028 71 376590 with any waste queries they may have.