As the cold weather is approaching, it may feel like the perfect time to start clearing out some of the clutter you’ve accumulated over the past few months.

Before you start any decluttering, please have a think about how you plan to get rid of any unwanted items first. Leaving unwanted items and personal belongings in communal areas can block emergency exit routes, create a fire risk and cause a slipping or tripping hazard. Help keep you and your neighbours safe by keeping these areas clear.

How to dispose of large items

  • Please don’t overload communal bin stores as this can cause problems for your refuse collection team and be unpleasant for your neighbours.
  • If you want to dispose of bulky items, you’ll need to contact your local council to check if they provide a bulk item pick up service.
  • Check your local refuse and recycling centre opening hours and what they will you to take to them before you go

What to if you see any items left where they shouldn’t be

We check all communal areas in our buildings regularly, but if you see any items left lying around, please contact us to let us know.

Find out more

Go to the fire safety section of our website to find out more about why it’s important to keep your communal areas clean and tidy.

Other ways to make sure you’re winter ready

Visit our #WinterReady page to find lots of tips and links to services that could help you this winter.