A free bulky waste collection service is set to launch in Lowestoft next month in a bid to tackle fly-tipping.

Households in the town are set to benefit as a new bulky waste free collection and disposal service is trialled.

A free bulky waste collection scheme was first mooted last year in a bid to tackle fly-tipping, as Lowestoft Town Council's climate emergency and ecological committee proposed the introduction of the free service.

With the service proposed to help low-income households and those without cars, the town council sought contractors in June this year, as a 'bulky waste collection tender' was unveiled.

And now, the free-to-access service will launch in Lowestoft next month.

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With the scheme to "help households in Lowestoft" by offering "a free to access collection and disposal of bulky waste items such as sofas, fridges, wardrobes and play equipment", a town council spokesman said: "Lowestoft Town Council are pleased to be launching a new bulky waste trial scheme, working in partnership with Ace Clearance.

"Starting on November 1, the scheme is designed to help households within the parish of Lowestoft, improve our environment and reduce fly-tipping by offering a free-to-access collection service on bulky waste items."

With the trialled scheme unveiled "to improve the street scene and restore pride in the town", the contract for collection and disposal of bulky waste items is from households in the NR32 and NR33 area in Lowestoft.

The service will run Monday to Friday every week with phone lines open from 8.30am to 4.30pm and an answerphone service in place for out-of-hours messages.

To organise collection, people in Lowestoft should contact the town council's appointed contractor Ace Clearance by phone on 01502 802123 or email info.aceclearance@gmail.com

People are asked to note that Ace Clearance may recycle some of the items collected, without collecting profit, with suitable items donated to local charity shops.