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People who want a clutter free Christmas can take advantage of fantastic opening hours at the Household Waste Recycling Centre in Stourbridge over the festive period.

The Birmingham Street site will be open as usual throughout the Christmas period, with it only closing on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Residents can also take advantage of the council’s kerbside collection service, with mattresses, bed bases, carpets and underlay collections being offered at a fantastically discounted rate.

Dudley Council bosses are working with Textek Ltd to manage the collection scheme, which means people can have an old mattress collected for just £12. The new service also extends to the collection of bed bases, carpets and underlay for the same low cost.

It ties in with the Dudley Deal, an informal agreement between the council and anyone who lives, works or runs a business in the borough. One of the pledges under #dudleydeal is to deliver a comprehensive recycling service and weekly waste collections for borough residents.

Textek will recycle as much of the items it collects as possible, boosting the borough’s recycling rates.

The new scheme is currently running as part of six-month trial period, with the option for a further two years if successful. It will be operated at no extra cost to the council.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environmental, highways and street services, said:

This Christmas we want everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle for Dudley borough. We know Christmas can generate extra recycling and that is why we are keeping the site open as much as possible throughout the holiday period.
Our fantastic mattress collection offer is perfect for anyone who wants to sort a new bed for Christmas guests or who may be considering a New Year clear out. The service is much more affordable for people now and doesn’t cost the authority anything to operate. It also boosts our recycling rate, as it stops the items going into landfill.

People wanting to arrange mattress or carpet collection can call 01948 840251 for all other Dudley borough waste enquiries people are asked to call Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.

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