Tewkesbury Borough Council will start taking bookings for its bulky waste collection service from Monday 11 May.

The announcement comes a week after the garden waste collection service was reinstated. Both services have been affected by staff shortages due to the coronavirus pandemic, but now that staffing levels have become more stable, the two services are back up and running again.

Customers who would like a bulky item collected from their home can call the council from Monday to arrange it.

Customers are asked to only book a collection if the household has been clear of Covid-19 symptoms for at least two weeks – this is to limit any spread of the virus and to safeguard the collection crews’ health and wellbeing. If symptoms in the household appear after booking a collection, customers must call the council to rearrange it for two weeks after the last day of symptoms.

Councillor Jim Mason, lead member for clean and green environment, said: “Thank you to all of our customers for understanding and bearing with us and thanks to Ubico crews who are doing a fantastic job of managing waste and recycling collections under very difficult circumstances.

“After a challenging few weeks, I am pleased that staffing levels are more stable and we are, once again, able to help residents dispose of bulky waste.

To arrange a bulky waste collection, visit tewkesbury.gov.uk/bulky-item-collection for details or call 01684 295010.

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