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.
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.
- 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|
|Computers||Lead acid batteries / car batteries|
|Washing machines||Tins of paint|
|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.