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Residents are being urged to use the council's bulky item collection service

Bulky item collections double as Hull residents shield from coronavirus

Hull residents are being told how they can book bulky item collections after Hull City Council doubled capacity for the service.

The temporary increase has been introduced to help those shielding at home during the coronavirus pandemic. It will also relieve pressure on the city’s household waste and recycling centres.

Residents can book this service using the online form.

Councillor Anita Harrison, portfolio holder for waste management at Hull City Council, said: “We want to support residents as much as possible through these uncertain times and by increasing the capacity of our bulky items service, we can ensure that those who are shielding can make use of this valuable service.

“We are expecting the centres at Burma Drive, Sutton Fields and Wiltshire Road to be extremely busy this weekend, but the advice remains the same. Only visit our centres if it is essential and you cannot keep your excess waste at home.

“If you do decide to visit, then expect to queue. Our site operatives are working very hard to ensure that this service is maintained in the most safest and efficient way possible.”

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Residents are being urged to only visit the household waste and recycling centres if it is essential

The temporary increase means that even more door-to-door collections can take place across the city.

Residents living in Hull can claim one free bulky item collection for every property in each calendar year.

Hull is one of just 15 councils – of 326 across the country – that still provides this service at no cost.

For more information, visit the council’s website.

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