Bulky Waste Items

Coronavirus update

18 May 2020: Bulky waste items are now being collected again. To protect our crews, please do not book a bulky waste collection if your household is in isolation as a result of COVID-19, unless items can be disinfected and left safely within your boundary for up to 72 hours before collection (please do not leave items on communal land or on verges).


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.

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: £45 total
  • Additional non-electrical items: £12 per item
  • Electrical items (e.g. fridges): £45 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 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

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.