Conservative Councillors are recognising the blight of fly-tipping in the city and will be introducing a trial for FREE bulk waste collections.

Whether you live in the inner city or out in one of the villages of Peterborough, you will notice a sheer amount of rubbish and fly-tipping on the side of the roads.

Conservative Councillors within Peterborough City Council have been battling with this problem for far too long and have campaigned to put in place measures to try and alleviate the situatuion by introducing FREE bulk waste collections throughout the city.

Park Ward Councillor, John Peach gave us a little more information about the scheme and what local residents can expect:

"The initiative will begin in the autumn and the start date will be announced in the coming weeks. During the three month trial, bulky waste collections will be free of charge. Evidence will be collected to assess the impact the free scheme has on the number of fly-tipping incidents which will then be reviewed by Councillors.

The total number of collections per day will be limited during the trial and they will take place on specific days for certain areas. Households will not be able to have more than one collection during the trial period and residents will need to book a collection slot once the trial dates are announced.

Running alongside the trial will be a series of events where residents can bring their waste to locations in their community to be collected in large freighter lorries. These collections will be advertised locally and start at the end of September. A new Household Recycling Centre, double the size of the current one, will also open next summer". 


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