A series of “Bring Out Your Rubbish” days in northern Hull have been hailed as a huge success by local residents and ward councillors.
Beverley Ward councillors Dave McCobb and Karen Mathieson secured council funding for a series of events held over the course of ten weeks between September and November in the area.
In blocks of 400 homes per week, residents had the opportunity to bring out unwanted household waste for disposal.
Over the course of these events, residents of Beverley ward got rid of over 200 tonnes of waste.
Council figures show that 193 tonnes of general waste, 7 tonnes of unwanted fridges and over a tonne of unwanted TVs and other electrical appliances were taken away by the Council.
Dave said: “This is a great result. It helps keep the area clean and tidy and helps residents get rid of those unwanted bits and pieces that clutter up their homes and garages. Karen and I would like to say thank you to all the local residents who helped to recycle so much waste, and to the Council staff who turned out ten weeks in a row to make this event happen.
“The Bring Out Your Rubbish Days have proved to be very popular with local residents and Dave and I have already had people asking me when the next one will be,” added Cllr Karen Mathieosn.
“We hope we may be able to make this programme an annual event,” added Dave.