Free removal of bulky items could end
AS well as a switch to fortnightly black bin collections, councillors are being asked to consider charging for the removal of all bulky household items.
At the moment, residents in Hull are not charged for an initial call-out to collect items such as old sofas and fridges.
Subsequent call-outs cost £15, with households limited to five requests per year.
Until two years ago, the bulky item removal service had been offered for free.
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Since the £15 charge was introduced, requests have fallen by nearly 50 per cent.
Last year, the service was used by 17,000 people.
However, the cabinet report suggests charging for every call-out should now be considered to bring Hull in line with other local authorities in the region.
Other options under review include keeping the free initial call-out but increasing charges for subsequent removals and an extension of the council's Bring Out Your Rubbish Day clean-up schemes.