Pop-up tip hailed success after rapid bookings
A new pop-up tip in Sedgley is already proving to be a massive success as people filled up all slots on the booking system in one weekend.
The Northway site will be open for business on February 17 which adds to the Lister Road site which has already been popular with residents.
Bookings went live on Saturday at 11am and by 9pm on Sunday all 180 slots had been taken.
Council bosses are hailing the rapid take-up as a huge success.
Councillor Damian Corfield, cabinet member for highways and environment, said:
We were absolutely blown away by the take-up of the new site. This is an evolving service and we are constantly looking at ways of improving it for people.
The Northway site is still a trial at the moment so we will be looking at things like capacity and frequency of the service but this is an impressive start.
In the past, we have had issues with people booking and not turning up. I would remind people that if they no longer need their slot they should cancel it and give other people the option of booking.
People can drop-off a range of items at the pop-up tips including general mixed waste, bricks and rubble, scrap metal, wood, garden waste and a range of recyclable items such as paper, card, glass, plastic and cans.
There will also be space for people to drop off white goods and mattresses and carpets. A full range of items are available on the council’s website.
People will not be able to bring car batteries, tyres, oils, paint, textiles, and gas cylinders. People can see the full list online.
Access to both sites is by car only, no trailers or vans will be allowed. People with trailers or vans need to apply for a permit to be able to use the tip at Stourbridge.
The Lister Road pop-up tip has been running every first and third Saturday in the month from 8am – 3.30pm. The Northway site will operate the same hours but will be trialled on February 17, and will replace the third Saturday at Lister Road if the scheme is successful. Booking for both is essential online at www.dudley.gov.uk
For more information visit www.dudley.gov.uk and search ‘bins and recycling’.