Bulky waste collections set to restart across the borough

Thursday, 14 May, 2020

Bulky waste collections across the borough of Havant are set to re-start from Monday 18 May.

Bookings for bulky waste collections were suspended in March due to the need for Havant Borough Council and Norse South East to prioritise rubbish and recycling collections, during the peak of the coronavirus.  

Restrictions will be in place to ensure the safety of residents and the collection crews. 

Once booking is complete, residents will be asked to leave their items outside their property on a specified day.

Crews will then spray disinfectant on items prior to moving them onto their collection vehicles.

Councillor Gary Hughes, Cabinet lead for Commercial Services for Havant Borough Council, said: “I am pleased that we are now able to restart this service.  I’d like to thank everyone for their patience during this very challenging time and particularly to the crews at Norse South East who have adapted extremely well to the current ways of working.

“At the beginning of this pandemic we took the decision to prioritise our collections, with rubbish, recycling and clinical waste being the most important.  We are now in a position to re-start our bulky waste collections; however, we do ask that residents assist us in staying alert and notifying us if anyone in their household has been affected with the virus at the time of booking.

“This will be a limited service to begin with, with working practices being kept under review in line with government guidance on social distancing.”

Limited booking will be available, with a review taking place on a fortnightly basis.

Households where any occupant has recently had coronavirus or is showing symptoms and are in isolation should inform us at the time of booking and advice will be given on how your items will be collected.

Bulky waste bookings can be made by calling 023 9244 6019. More information is on our website