Disposal of large household items (bulky waste)

Book a collection

We provide a paid service to collect large household items that do not fit into your bin.

A standard collection costs for maximum of three items is £33.60. The collection cost is £27.30 if you receive Council Tax Support by at least 80%. To get this concession, you will need to enter your Council Tax Support reference number during your application. You will also need to upload a copy of your Council Tax Support letter, showing how much support you receive.

Once booked, the charge is non-refundable.

What we can collect

In one standard collection we can collect either of the following for £33.60:

  • One fridge, or
  • One freezer, or
  • One fridge/freezer, or
  • Up to any three qualifying items from the list below

Qualifying items

  • Audio units
  • Barbeque
  • Bed base including headboard
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Bicycle
  • Bookcase
  • Cabinet
  • Carpet or linoleum (maximum size 15 feet by 10 feet)
  • Chair or armchair
  • Chest of drawers
  • Children's play equipment such as slide, swing or trampoline (these items must be dismantled)
  • Coat stand
  • Coffee table
  • Computer
  • Cot
  • DVD player
  • Desk
  • Dishwasher
  • Dresser
  • Dressing table
  • Electric radiator/fire
  • Footstool
  • Glass (must be taped)
  • Ironing board
  • Lamp of standard size
  • Lawnmower
  • Mattress 
  • Microwave
  • Mirror (must be taped)
  • Monitor
  • Oven
  • Printer
  • Rug
  • Shelf unit
  • Sideboard
  • Sofa
  • Spin dryer
  • Table
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Underlay (maximum size 15 feet by 10 feet)
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Video player
  • Wardrobe
  • Washing machine

What we can’t collect

  • Asbestos
  • Builder's rubble
  • Commercial or business waste
  • Ceramic tiles
  • DIY waste including fixtures and fittings (for example, sinks, baths, windows or door)
  • Dog kennel
  • Garden sheds
  • Garden waste
  • Gas cylinder
  • Large central heater or water tank
  • Paving stones
  • Piano
  • Rabbit hutches
  • Refuse sacks

If the item you want to book is not on the above list, you can make an enquiry by completing our bulky waste enquiry form. After receiving your enquiry, we will let you know whether or not we can collect the item.

We only collect household bulky waste. If you want us to collect business waste, you should book a commercial waste collection

Booking a collection

We will only collect the items that you have booked. We will not take any additional items that are out. 

On collection day, make sure you leave collection items out clearly. They should be visible and accessible for crews, at the nearest point on your property to the highway. We will not collect any items inside a property, garage or shed.  

We reserve the right to rearrange your collection date if items require more than two people to lift.

The collection days for bulky waste are different for different areas in the borough.

Start your online booking by looking up your bulky waste collection day.

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