City council may scrap free bulky waste collection from Leicester homes
Cost-cutting plans have been drawn up to scrap the free collection of unwanted sofas, fridges and other furniture from Leicester homes.
At present Leicester City Council offers each household a collection of free bulky waste collection of five items every two months.
However officials are considering a £20-a-time charge in a move they calculate could raise £153,600 a year.
Council figures show there were 35,000 bulky waste collections in Leicester last year.
It is estimated the number of collections would fall by 75 per cent should the charge come in.
The authority says it will consult... read more
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