Bulky waste collection returns on 18 May for Watford residents

Bulky waste collection returns on 18 May for Watford residents

Published: Thursday, 14th May 2020

Watford Borough Council has announced that they will begin to reintroduce bulky waste collections on Monday 18 May.  The service was suspended during the initial impact of the coronavirus pandemic to make sure that the council’s environmental services partner, Veolia, could focus on maintaining household waste and recycling collections.

Thanks to Veolia’s safe working practices and the effectiveness of people’s response to lockdown, Veolia is now able to reintroduce the bulky waste service. Despite the reinstatement, residents are still being urged to keep items stored or to make only essential trips to the Household Waste and Recycling Centres to allow the more vulnerable residents who are shielding or without access to a vehicle to use the bulky waste collection service. 

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “It is great news that this service will be available to Watford residents again as I know many people have large items that they want to get rid of safely.  Veolia has done an outstanding job of keeping Watford’s waste and recycling services running throughout the last few weeks. I want to say a big thank you to Veolia staff for going above and beyond in some really difficult circumstances.”

Darren Harding, Senior Contract Manager for Veolia said, "We are pleased to commence the reintroduction of Watford’s popular bulky waste service. We take enormous pride in the smooth running of recycling and waste services and we are proud to be serving the Watford residents during the pandemic.”

Veolia will resume bulky waste collections on Mondays and Wednesdays at a cost of £31 for up to three items (non-electrical) per collection. Items for collection should be left at the front of your property and should be wiped or sprayed with anti-bacterial if possible.

Please remember that Wiggenhall Depot is closed to the public. To book a bulky waste collection email enquiries.watford@veolia.co.uk with the description and the number of items that require collecting, your name, address and contact number. Veolia will call you back to arrange a delivery slot and take debit card or credit card payment. During this time, Veolia will not be offering quotes for house collections or carrying out risk assessments. For those individuals that do not have access to a computer or a smartphone can contact Veolia on 020 3567 6900 to book a bulky waste collection.  It is expected that there will, initially, be a high demand for the service.  Veolia will provide an expected collection date

For more information, including costs and where to leave items, visit: www.watford.gov.uk/waste-coronavirus

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