BULKY uplifts have re-launched in the Wee County this week amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

Clackmannanshire Council this Monday, May 11, announced it has re-launched its bulky uplifts service.

The service is for waste that is too big to fit into bins, such as broken furniture, white goods and more.

The local authority made clear that the uplifts are not for excess bagged household waste.

Meanwhile, the waste and recycling centre at Forthbank remains closed, in line with guidance from the Scottish Government.

However, as the Advertiser reports this week, a booking system is ready to go to avoid congestion and queues when the council is given the go-ahead to re-introduce the service.

For bulky uplifts, people can present empty fridges and freezers, carpets and rugs, sofas and chairs, prams and pushchairs, large toys and bikes, televisions, cookers, dishwashers and washing machines as well as wardrobes and tables.

The local authority will not uplift items such as vehicle parts or tyres, garden waste, bathroom and kitchen fittings, DIY or constructions debris, storage heaters, commercial waste, gas cylinders and oil tanks, fencing or hazardous waste.

People opting top use the service will be advised on where the nearest pick up point is, uplifts are not carried out from inside the household.

Those who have difficulty in presenting the waste outside should get in touch with the service for assistance.

Email wasteservices@clacks.gov.uk or call 01259 450 000 for further details.