Free bulky waste collection for flood-hit households

Published: Thu 1st February, 2024

  • Free bulky waste collections to take place in areas in the borough most affected by Storm Henk in January

Residential households in Charnwood which were most impacted by flooding due to Storm Henk can benefit from a free bulky waste collection this month.

Charnwood Borough Council has worked with its refuse and recycling partner Serco to arrange further bulky waste collections in areas of the borough affected by flooding in January.

Collections will be free of charge and will start from Saturday February 3 in villages and towns including Barrow, Cossington, Mountsorrel, Newtown Linford, Quorn, Rearsby, Rothley, Sileby, Swithland, Syston, Thurcaston.

Collections in Loughborough will start on Monday February 5.

A full list of streets and dates can be found on the Council's website.

Items must have been damaged in the floods and need to be presented at the boundary of the property by 6am on the morning of collection. Serco will not enter properties or gardens to collect items.

Residents are advised take photos of damaged items before putting them out for collection in case evidence is needed for insurance claims. No responsibility will be taken if items are taken before photos are captured.

Only household waste including furniture, carpets and domestic electric appliances will be collected.

Depending on the types of items presented, different items may be collected on different days and multiple collections may be necessary. This is due to how we must legally dispose of some bulky waste, such as sofas and chairs, separately to other bulky waste, such as wardrobes and electrical items.

Please leave your items out and crews will return as soon as they can. 

Construction waste such as plaster, internal doors, skirting boards will not be collected. Residents are advised to visit their local tip or to arrange collection of the waste by an authorised waste carrier.

For further advice and information about flooding, visit our dedicated flooding web page.