WHITE goods collections are set to return following a suspension during the pandemic, Dudley Council has confirmed.

Cookers, washers, tumble dryers, fridges, freezers, microwaves, televisions, satellite receivers and DVD and video recorders will be collected from next week.

Items will be collected on Wednesdays and Fridays, with the day depending on where people live in the borough.

Anyone wishing to access the service needs to book and pay in advance. Small items such as microwaves are collected for £13.41, while larger collections such as washing machines and fridges cost £27.13.

Collections must take place from their kerbside as refuse workers are unable to collect from inside the home.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environment, highways and street services, said: Residents have told us that they have missed their white goods collection service and we are pleased to be in a position to reinstate it.

"We would ask residents to not place goods out on the kerbside until the booked day of their collection and to respect social distancing when the collection is made.

"As well as offering this affordable service, we also offer other bulky waste collections at a very reasonable cost."

To request a white goods collection, call Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345.