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Too big for the bin

One of the things that's less than delightful about Golborne is the distressing amount of fly-tipping. Of course in some cases, rubbish has been dumped by people from elsewhere. But all too often local people are the guilty parties. It's worth remembering that the penalties for fly-tipping are stiff. Offenders can be fined up to £2,500.

In fact, there are alternatives to fly-tipping. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea runs a scheme called "Too big for the bin". Under the scheme, the council will pick up to as many as 10 items from a residential address. The cost is £32.60 but you could always team up with neighbours who also have bulky things to dispose of and split the costs. The service is free for those receiving housing and/or council tax benefit.

The council will pick up a variety of items but some are excluded including garden waste, car parts, paint, hazardous waste, or builder's waste. Find out more about it's Too big for the bin collections here.

And there are other ways to get rid of unwanted items. You can donate furniture and electrical items to the British Heart Foundation. Make a booking here.

Plus, if you have transport you can drop off your items at the Smugglers Way Household Waste & Recyling Centre at Smugglers Way, London SW18 1JS. More information here