ARE you looking to give your home a spring clean soon? Do you need to dispose of a large and unwanted household item?

Householders in the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area can now access Fife Council’s bulky uplift service online.

This online service is an easy way to arrange the collection of unwanted items that are too big to fit into a wheeled bin and cannot be transported to one of our recycling centres.

Simply visit to book and pay securely online for this service, at a time convenient to you.

This service is accessed via mygovscot. Register for, or sign into, your online account.

The council is also advising local people to see if any item can be re-used first, before it is uplifted. Householders can find out more online about how an item can be re-used

Cllr Ross Vettraino, convener - Environment, Protective Services & Community Safety Committee, said: “Our online service offers residents a more convenient and flexible method of contacting us. This waste collection service can now be booked 24/7 on any computer, tablet or mobile phone."

Cllr Judy Hamilton, Fife Council's convener of the Community & Housing Services Committee, said: “We know that people lead busy lives and don’t always have time to phone up and make a payment, or request a service during the working day. Online is convenient and means people don’t have to wait at peak times.

“Of course, we know that not everyone has easy access to the web. For those who can’t, or don’t want to go online, we continue to provide face-to-face, telephone and email access to our customer services.”

Fife Council’s website offers an accessible way into to the council and the range of services that it offers.

Fife Council receives 2.94m phone calls each year, and 365,568 people come into their local offices like at Brunton Square, in Cowdenbeath; and at Lochgelly Centre, Benarty Centre and Kelty Centre.

By moving more services online we can spend more face-to-face time with customers who really need additional support, or have more complex issues.

A variety of council services are available online - ranging from paying for school meals, checking a bin collection date, finding social housing, or reporting a pothole.