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Bulky waste items

Bulky waste refers to items too large to fit into your refuse bin.

It is usually a piece of furniture or other item that you would take with you when you move house such as beds, sofas, TVs and white goods. It is not building or DIY waste.

Could it be reused?

If the item you wish to dispose of is in a good condition and could be reused by someone else, consider donating it to a reuse organisation or a charity shop.

You can also try reuse internet sites (Freecycle, Freegle, Snaffleup, Preloved or many Facebook selling sites) where you list your item and if someone wants it they contact you.

Book a bulky waste collection

To book a collection, contact our Waste Service Contractor on 01462 474000 and choose the waste option. Make sure you have a list of the items you would like collected ready, and a credit or debit card.

You will need to advise us if your items include upholstered furniture. Due to new requirements from the Environment Agency we are no longer able to collect soft furnishings alongside other bulky waste items. You can still have these items collected by us but if you have a mixture of soft furnishings and non-soft furnishing you will need to split these into two collections and pay for two collections. Please be aware these collections may not occur on the same day.

Six general waste sacks comprise one bulky waste item under the service. We only collect items from households and flats.


  • 1 to 6 items : £55.86 for up to six items of non- soft furnished waste.
  • 1 to 6 items: £55.86 for up to six items of soft furnished waste.
  • Additional non-electrical items: £15.49 per item
  • Electrical items (e.g. fridges): £51.56 per item

On the day

The items need to be ready for collection:

  • by 7am
  • outside your property (not in a garage or shed)
  • placed well away from any items and material not for collection.

Items accepted as bulky waste

Materials accepted Materials not accepted
Beds (divan beds are treated as three items: mattress, divan and headboard) Rubble, bricks, concrete
Sofas Soils
Mattresses Roofing materials
Televisions Coal bunkers
Fridges Oil tanks
Freezers Asbestos
Computers Lead acid/car batteries
Tables Vehicle parts
Chairs Chemicals
Washing machines Tins of paint
Dishwashers Tyres
Tumble dryers Propane cylinders or gas bottles
Microwaves Greenhouses, garden sheds
Cookers Garden waste, trees
Hobs Fencing or posts
Video recorders / DVD players Boilers, radiators, storage heaters
Other household items you would expect to take with you if you moved house Window frames or doors
No items integral to the property Bathroom suites or kitchen units

If your item is not accepted

Items not accepted can still be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

If you are unsure how to dispose of items not accepted by our bulky items collection service, please contact WasteAware or call 0300 1234051.