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 your item 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.

Furniture Link in Letchworth is a charity which refurbishes and sells unwanted furniture. They accept all types of household furniture including beds, mattresses (must be clean), tables, chairs and sofas (with regulation fire safety labels).

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

Our bulky waste collection service is £38.50 for six items. We are able to take up to six items per collection.

Please be aware that six general waste sacks comprise one bulky waste item under the service. We will collect items from households and flats only.

If you would like to arrange a collection, please contact our Waste Service Contractor on 0800 328 6023. You will be able to book and pay for this service by telephone. Please have to hand a list of the items you would like collected and a credit or debit card.

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

Materials accepted as Bulky Waste

Materials accepted Materials not accepted
Beds Rubble / bricks / concrete
Sofas Soils
Mattresses Roofing materials
Televisions Coal bunkers
Fridges Oil tanks
Freezers Asbestos
Computers Lead acid batteries / car batteries
Tables Vehicle parts
Chairs Chemicals
Washing machines Tins of paint
Dishwashers Tyres
Tumble dryers Propane cylinders / gas bottles
Microwaves Greenhouses or garden sheds
Cookers Green / garden waste / trees
Hobs Fencing and 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


Materials 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.

Please note: Divan beds are considered as three items (mattress, divan and head board).