Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 19 November 2023
HINCKLEY and Bosworth borough council have launched a new ‘big bin’ collection service to help residents in helping to clear out their homes or garages.
The service has is aimed at those who are throwing out numerous items which are too big to ft in a standard bin, but at the same time, are not big enough to fill up a skip.
By using the service, residents will benefit from the convenience of not having to put waste items in their car, arrange transport, or arrange a private collection service.
A large four-wheeled bin will be delivered to their property and will be collected six days later for a fixed fee. Bins can be delivered five days a week across the borough.
They will have the choice of a 660 litre refuse bin, which is the equivalent to three standard sized black bins, or a 1,100 litre refuse bin, which is the equivalent of 4.5 standard sized black bins, depending on how much waste they are clearing out.
One 1,100 litre bin will set residents back £60 for a seven day hire, or £100 for two of these bins. One 660 litre bin will cost £50 for seven days, or £80 for two 660 litre bins.
Coun. Lynda Hodgkins, Executive Member for Street Scene Services, said: “We are delighted to be launching this new service to help our residents who are having a clear out, or who are perhaps moving home, emptying a garage or shed.
“This service is delivered to and collected from your door, making it an easy and convenient way to get rid of anything you no longer need. It is particularly helpful for those who don’t have enough rubbish to fill a skip, or for those who don’t have a car to make a journey to the recycling centre.
“You can also add recycling bins to your order free of charge, making it easy to recycle at the same time. We are expecting high demand for this service, so please book in soon if you are interested.”
To book out the bins, find out further details, including any additional pricing, you can visit a dedicated portal on the council’s website.