North Lincolnshire Council, which offers the service, has bought new vehicles to help clear up your clutter.
Spokesman Chris O'Rourke tells us: "Three new vans have joined North Lincolnshire Council’s fleet and are gearing up to start work on Monday (13 February).
"Our waste teams will use the new 7.5tonne Mitsubishi Fuso Canter vans for the bulky item collection service. Each van is fitted with a 1,000kg tail lift to allow large items to be easily put into the box on the back.
"A duonic automated manual transmission, stop-start technology and modern braking systems make the vans much more efficient than older versions and reduce the running costs. To make the vehicles safer, they also have a lane departure warning system.
"The three new vans replace a 10-year-old van in our fleet and two other vehicles on long term hire."
Coun Neil Poole, from Messingham, Cabinet Member for Environment at North Lincolnshire Council (pictured), added: “By keeping our fleet up to date we can reduce the burden of older vehicles which can cost a lot to maintain. Our new vans are fitted with the latest technology to make sure they are safe, provide good fuel economy and reduce emissions.
“I am sure our drivers are itching to get behind the wheels of their new vans when they hit the roads soon.”
The council offers a bulky item collection service to allow residents to get rid of items too large to take to a household recycling centre.
To request a bulky item collection visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/waste or call 01724 297000.
- The Fuso Chanter 7C18 AMT vans are fitted with anti-lock braking systems (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC). The vehicles comply with the latest European emissions standards.