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).
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|
|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|
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).