A new film has been released to encourage people to make use of Hull City Council’s bulky item collection service, and aims to reduce instances of fly-tipping.
‘The Plot’ was produced by Hull City Council to remind residents of free waste collection services for bulky items using a short film by local production company Eskimo Soup.
The Bulky Item Scheme allows Hull residents one free collection for every property, in each calendar year.
Hull is one of a minority of councils, of 326 across the country, which still provides this service at no cost to residents.
From March 2021 – April 2022 the council collected 35,135 individual bulky items.
The scheme, introduced in 2011, is one of a range of services provided by the council, and is why Hull is one of the top-performing unitary city councils in the country.
How can residents use it?
If you live in a property in the Hull boundary, you can request one free collection of up to five bulky items each year.
Additional collections requested within 12 months will be charged at a minimum of £26 per collection.
You can request for the following items to be collected free: Bed frames, tumble dryers, microwaves, mattresses, fridges, vacuum cleaners, wardrobes, freezers, sound systems, tables, ovens, video and DVD players, chairs, cookers, lawn mowers, televisions, bookcases, computers, sofas, headboards, bikes, cabinets, barbecues, washing, machines, carpets/underlay, dishwashers, toys and animal hutches.
Residents can also visit one of three household waste and recycling centres in Sutton Fields, Wiltshire Road and Burma Drive. These are open from 10am to 5pm 7 days per week.