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Get rid of your Christmas waste, free of charge

Fly tipping

Christmas is a time of year that generates more household waste than any other. This can often end up being flytipped, which is unsightly, dangerous and costly for both ourselves and the Council to collect. If you end up with a lot of waste after Christmas there is a free solution.

Peterborough City Council are making free bulky waste collections until 9 March 2018.

This trial is limited to one free collection per household on a first come first served basis and limited to 10 items from list A.

Only items from list A as listed below will be eligible and all list B will still be subject to charge.

Please ensure items are placed out by 6.45am and left where your bins are normally collected from.

To book a free bulky waste collection, you will need to call Peterborough City Council's customer services 01733 747474 (starting from 4 December). The first collections will take place the following week (11 December) and lines will close for free bulky waste collection on 5 March.

Usually there is a charge of £23.50 per collection for items on list A below, this is a one-off charge not per item. Items on list B will be quoted on an individual basis.

List A
Items eligible for one-off free collection (normally £23.50):
List B
Items will be quoted on an individual basis:
Beds, bed bases, mattresses and headboards Loose or bagged ceramic tiles
Sofas and armchairs Fish tanks and water tanks
Chest of drawers TV aerials and satellite dishes
Fridges and freezers Rotary washing line
Tables and dressing tables Metal, concrete, builders waste/rubble, soil and paint tins
Washing machines and tumble dryers Laminate flooring
Cookers and microwaves Barbecues
Pushchairs and prams Single garage doors and extension ladders
Hoovers, TV, Hi-Fi stereos and video players Radiators, storage heaters, boilers, and gas cylinders
Garden furniture and garden play equipment Lawnmowers and strimmers
Computers Garden fences, DIY materials, wood, internal/external doors and garden gates
Exercise equipment Wash basins, baths, toilets and sinks
Gas heaters (not cylinders) and electric heaters Sheds and greenhouses (must be dismantled and ready for collection)
Carpet and carpet tiles Kitchen units

PCC do not collect car parts, asbestos, commercial fridges* or mobility scooters. If an item does not appear on either list you can contact PCC to ask if the item can be collected and you will be given an individual quote.

* Please note: examples of commercial fridges include large glass fronted beer fridges/bottle coolers, display fridges, ice cream fridges (glass topped ones) and any other large glass fronted fridges. In general, anything that does not look like a domestic household fridge.