Statement on bulky waste collection fee
The following is a statement explaining an increase in bulky waste collection fees, which come into effect on October 1.
A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “We’ve not increased the price for bulky waste collections for several years, so it was reviewed as part of last year’s budget setting process.
“From October 1, the price changes to £33 if purchased online and £35 if booked by phone.
“For that, we’ll now take ten items instead of the previous six - or up to 20 bags of household waste, which can include garden waste.
“This means people can get rid of more waste in one go in an easy, legal and responsible way, using the services of a registered waste carrier rather than taking a risk of using ‘a man with a van’ who just advertises online with no credentials.
“Our new prices significantly reduce the cost per bulky item – with up to a 19 per cent saving if you make full use of the new number of items.
“To find out more, or to make a booking, visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk/bulkywaste”