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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, please contact our Waste Service Contractor on 01462 474000 and choose the waste option. Please have to hand a list of the items you would like collected and a credit or debit card.

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

Prices

  • 1 to 6 items: £48.30 total
  • Additional non-electrical items: £13.40 per item
  • Electrical items (e.g. fridges): £44.60 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 acceptedMaterials not accepted
Beds (divan beds are treated as three items: mattress, divan and headboard)Rubble / bricks / concrete
SofasSoils
MattressesRoofing materials
TelevisionsCoal bunkers
FridgesOil tanks
FreezersAsbestos
ComputersLead acid batteries / car batteries
TablesVehicle parts
ChairsChemicals
Washing machinesTins of paint
DishwashersTyres
Tumble dryersPropane cylinders / gas bottles
MicrowavesGreenhouses or garden sheds
CookersGreen / garden waste / trees
HobsFencing and posts
Video recorders / DVD playersBoilers / radiators / storage heaters
Other household items you would expect to take with you if you moved houseWindow frames or doors
No items integral to the propertyBathroom 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.