Popular Saturday Skip service returns to Worcester
Worcester residents can once again use mobile skips to dispose of furniture and household goods.
The Saturday Skip service is designed to provide a free local disposal point for residents who are unable to transport bulky household waste items to Worcester's Household Recycling Centres
Cllr Marc Bayliss, Leader of Worcester City Council said:" We are making a £500,000 investment in cleaning up our city. Part of this is the reintroduction of the Saturday Skip Service, making it easier for residents - especially those with no transport - to responsibly dispose of bulky goods.
"We believe the introduction of this flexible disposal service is an important step forward in our bid to reducing fly tipping in Worcester."
Every Saturday, the Skip will rotate around the following eight locations: Shap Drive; Liverpool Road; King George V Playing Fields; Dines Green; Waverley Street; Weir Lane and Tolladine Road.
Business at the first service, which took place at Shap Drive on Saturday 3 July, was brisk – with some families making repeat visits throughout the morning.
The following waste can be taken to Saturday Skips:
- Non-recyclable waste general household / "black bag" waste
- Garden waste - separated for composting
- Metals - separated for recycling
- Hard plastics e.g. broken furniture and toys
- Wood and timber - separated for recycling
All waste will be segregated and taken either for composting, recycling or recovery at EnviRecover, the county's Energy from Waste facility based at Hartlebury.
For further information and dates for Skip locations, go to https://www.worcester.gov.uk/recycling-waste/saturday-skips
As well as waste collection and recycling services, the City Council also offers a bulky waste collection service, picking up items direct from your doorstep for a small fee (www.worcester.gov.uk/recycling-waste/bulky-household-waste).
Fortnightly collections of garden waste are also available between March and December (www.worcester.gov.uk/recycling-waste/garden-waste-collections)