A free bulky waste collection service for those on the lowest incomes in Portsmouth could be introduced from April.

Councillor Dave Ashmore, Portsmouth City Council's cabinet member for environment and community safety, will consider the proposal at a decision meeting on 5 February 2019.

If it is agreed, residents in receipt of council tax support would be able to book a free bulky collection for items up to two cubic metres, which is equivalent to a double bed base and mattress or a three piece suite. 

Councillor Ashmore said: "I know from listening to residents that some really struggle to get bulky items to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Port Solent and many don't have the means to get someone to take it away either. We promised residents that we would review this and I look forward to seeing the proposal. "

To get a bulky waste quotation or to book a collection call 023 9284 1105 or email recyclingandrubbish@portsmouthcc.gov.uk