Recycle or collect to avoid flytipping fine, urges South Kesteven District Council

South Kesteven District Council news.
South Kesteven District Council news.

People in Bourne and the Deepings are urged to take unwanted electrical items to be recycled or arrange for them to be collected.

The advice comes from South Kesteven District Council in a bid to avoid TVs, DVDs and other items being left on pavements and treated as flytipping.

The home collection service is here to help you dispose of goods in the correct manner.

Ian Yates, South Kesteven District Council’s executive manager for the environment

Such items need to be taken to Bourne Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Pinfold Lane Industrial Estate between 9am and 4pm, Friday to Monday.

They can also be collected by the council’s home collection service after calling 01476 406080, costing £12 for the first item and £6 for each additional item.

The council’s executive manager for the environment Ian Yates said: “We know transporting items to our Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Bourne isn’t always possible for all residents.

“Therefore the home collection service is here to help you dispose of goods in the correct manner.

“But if you leave them on the pavement or street outside your home, it leaves you open to the risk of potential prosecution.

“We would advise residents to ring and arrange a collection and we can then take away all your unwanted electrical items and household furniture so that you can do your part to help keep your street and neighbourhood clean and tidy.”

Fridges and freezers are charged at £12 each, due to disposal costs, but radiators, bricks, concrete, paving slabs, garden furniture and similar items can’t be collected by the council.

However, the district council is unable to collect radiators, builder’s rubble, bricks, concrete, paving slabs and garden furniture.