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Chairman announces Household Amenity Collections changes to charges
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Chairman announces Household Amenity Collections changes to charges

March 23, 2016

The Chairman of the Environmental Services Committee at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Cllr Brian Hanvey, has announced that household amenity collections will be free of charge from 1st April 2016.  Up to three items will be removed per collection.

The Council will provide a maximum of three free of charge collections per household per year.

Items that will be collected free of charge will include free-standing furniture, mattresses, carpets, electrical appliances and white goods.  For Health and Safety reasons, items containing glass (e.g. glass table tops, doors, mirrors or older style TV’s with glass screens and cathode ray tubes) will not be collected and will need to be taken to one of the Council’s recycling centres.

Any additional collections will incur a charge of £10 for up to 3 items and will be applied to all households.

Items must be dry as wet items cannot be transported due to manual handling and oversized or overweight items which would require specialist lifting equipment will not be collected.

Specific items that will not be collected by the bulky collection service will include bagged household general waste, builders’ rubble, plasterboard, bricks or soil, tyres and car parts, batteries or fluorescent tubes, older style TVs with glass screens and cathode ray tubes, paints, chemicals and oils, garden waste, garden sheds or garden furniture.

In addition the Council will not collect waste which is a result of home improvement work, such as bathroom suites, kitchen units, radiators, doors or fireplaces. Householders should arrange with their building contractor to remove these items or alternatively organise removal by an authorised waste collection company or hire a skip.