Decision details

Introduction of a Free Bulky Waste Collection Service and a Multi Online booking System for use of the Household Waste, Reuse & Recycling Centre

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Cabinet on the fly-tipping strategy and seek approval for retaining the pilot for additional street cleansing, priority enforcement teams and establishing free bulky waste disposal service.


Prior to introducing the report, the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety clarified that the original September to November Key Decision Schedule referred to both fly-tipping and bulky waste collection. However, as the fly-tipping elements were still being developed, it was decided to focus in this report solely on bulky waste and the multi-booking system. A separate report on fly-tipping would be taken to a future Cabinet meeting.




(1)            the introduction of a free bulky waste service for Residents from January 2023, be agreed, noting it was one collection of up to 4 items per year per household in Harrow; and


(2)            the proposed introduction of a multi booking system for visits to Household Reuse and Recycling Centre (HWRRC), be noted.


Reason for Decision: To help reduce the financial burden on residents of the rising cost of living by introducing a free bulky waste service for every household across the borough and to provide residents with more flexibility and improve the customer experience by offering an extended online booking service for use of the Household Waste, Reuse and Recycling Centre.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Corporate Director Place

Publication date: 14/10/2022

Date of decision: 13/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/10/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/10/2022

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