Walsall Council announces new pricing structure for bulky waste collection

Walsall Council will be making changes to the pricing structure of its bulky waste collection service.

The decision has not been taken lightly. However, the council needs to recover more of the cost of providing the service, so it becomes more financially self-sufficient.  

Bulky collections have proved popular among residents as a convenient way to dispose of their waste in a legal manner. It is suitable for the collection of goods such as fridges, freezers, and other large items such as household furniture.  

As with our current tariff system, each item has a point value. A small item is 1 point, and any larger items are 2 or 3 points.  

The revised pricing structure, applicable from February 5, 2024, is as follows: 

•    1-3 point items: £30.00 
•    4-6 point items: £50.00 
•    7-9 point items: £70.00 

Residents can book a collection between 6.30am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. Councillor Kerry Murphy, Portfolio Holder for Street Pride at Walsall Council said:

"This is a really useful service for residents and one that is used frequently. There have been over 15,000 bookings of this service in the last year.  

“We understand the impact this price increase may have on our residents, and while this has not been an easy decision, it is crucial for us to ensure the ongoing delivery of the bulky waste collection service.      

“We have carefully reviewed our options and believe that this revised tariff strikes the right balance between affordability and financial sustainability.   

“We value the input of our residents and encourage them to share their comments and concerns regarding this change. Their feedback allows us to continuously improve our services and better serve our community."  

Alternative and potentially more suitable methods to dispose of bulky waste are also available, including our local household waste recycling centres, which can be found at go.walsall.gov.uk.

Residents are also encouraged to consider whether any items may be in suitable condition to be reused, recycled, or even donated to a local charity.


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