Bulky uplift charges to end in Fife

Fife Council today approved the removal of charges for bulky uplifts starting in April.

About 14,200 bulky uplifts take place each year in Fife.

This service collects bulky household items – such as couches and mattresses – that are too big to fit into a wheeled bin and cannot be transported to a recycling centre.

Now, residents will benefit from having their unwanted bulky household waste items uplifted free of charge, reducing pressure on Fife’s recycling centres and helping residents struggling with the cost of living crisis.

The service expects a three-fold increase in demand with the removal of charges and additional staff and vehicles will be in place to help cope with this increase.

Cllr Jan Wincott, the Council’s spokesperson for the Environment and Climate Change, said, “Over a quarter of households in Fife do not have access to a car or van and struggle to take bulky items to the recycling centres themselves.

“On top of this, the current cost of living crisis may see some residents unable to pay for the uplift of bulky items they cannot dispose of in their domestic waste bins.”

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