Boston Borough Council are to introduce a fun and environmentally-friendly way to share household items that you no longer need. Many residents currently are booking a bulky collection, making a trip to the local Household Waste Recycling Centre or selling items on social media buy and sell sites.

An idea from Councillor Deborah Evans Portfolio Holder for Waste. Deborah said: “I am committed to working with our residents and community groups to make it easier to recycle and reduce the amount of waste we produce. This I hope will be a fantastic event every first Sunday in the month which will encourage both the fixing and refurbishing of items which otherwise may have been thrown away or have become unwanted clutter.

“Starting on Sunday 5th September residents are offered the opportunity to put out household items (please do not present electrical items for reuse) on the frontage of their property from 8am until 8pm for other residents, community groups, charity shops, charity groups, second-hand shops, scrap metal dealers and Boston College to take free of charge.

“With the climate emergency and the current rates of fly-tipping in the borough, it is really important that we find new ways to help people save our planet’s resources and to mend, restore, reuse and repurpose.

“Why not come and have a browse around Boston Lincolnshire and see what treasures you can find at our Upcycle Sunday event? Maybe stay a while and enjoy our historic town.”

After 8pm please take in any uncollected items.

Residents presenting and collecting items as part of this event do so at their own risk.

To find out more about this event please visit where we have more information on the items that are acceptable and the health and safety rules around taking part in this.