Deadline for flood-damaged furniture collections

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Deadline for flood-damaged furniture collections

Flood victims who would like damaged furniture collected free of charge are urged to contact Cotswold District Council by August 31st 2007.

The Council has announced the deadline for the widely-used service as demand has started to tail off.

Since collections began on July 23rd, just three days after the flooding, the Council has received requests for help from more than 600 households.

To date, 213 tonnes of flood-damaged furniture and more than 200 fridges and washing machines have been taken away.

The Council’s waste partner SITA has been providing the service – with help from members of staff from the Cotswold Leisure Centre which is currently closed due to flood damage.

Cotswold District Council Waste Manager Scott Williams said: "The free collection has been very well-received and the calls have revealed just how widespread the flood damage has been in the Cotswolds. We have visited households across the entire District - from Weston-sub-Edge in the north to Tetbury in the south.

"Demand is starting to fall off naturally. However, we know some people are still waiting to hear from their insurance assessors before they can ask us to take away their damaged items. We would urge them to call us on 01285 623000 before August 31st to ensure they can take advantage of the service."

Also on August 31st, the Council will also be removing the temporary plastic bottle recycling banks it installed in Cowley, Coberley and Ullenwood, where water supplies were cut off during the emergency. The Council estimates a total of half a tonne of plastic has already been collected from the three sites.

Posted : 20/08/2007 17:52:22

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