Request a collection of bulky waste items

Arrange a collection

Before you arrange your uplift please consider whether the items could be used by someone else.

For a free uplift of items in good condition such as

  • beds
  • sofas
  • tables
  • chairs
  • bikes

 you can call the Re-use Line on

0800 0665 820.

Find out how you can donate your items online. Items will be collected by a local organisation and reused.

Arrange an uplift

To arrange an uplift of bulky waste items or if items are damaged or can't be reused please phone

0131 608 1100.

Please note that uplifts start from £5.

When arranging, let us know if you are disabled or if you have a medical condition and may require help. Use this service for large household items like

  • mattresses
  • furniture
  • TVs
  • washing machines
  • fridge freezers
  • carpets

that are broken or damaged and can't be reused. All items collected will be sorted for recycling where possible.

If you phone us to arrange an uplift, we will find out what you need collected and arrange a collection day. Only items you have told us about will be picked up.

Your items should be on the kerbside for collection by 7am on your booked day.


Standard special uplifts of household items cost £5 per item.

 Standard special uplifts include

  • mattresses
  • furniture
  • electrical appliances.

The maximum number of items in one uplift is 10.

It's £30 for up to and including 28 bags of garden waste. This includes

  • branches that have been bundled and secured
  • clippings
  • cuttings.

We will discuss the charge with you if you require more than 28 bags picked up.

It's also £30 for up to and including 15 bags or items of building materials. This includes

  • rubble
  • tiles
  • plasterboard
  • paving slabs.

We will discuss the charge with you if you require more than 15 bags picked up.

Items we can't accept

We won't uplift the following items

  • pianos
  • storage heaters
  • household wheelie bins
  • car tyres
  • safes
  • barbed wire
  • spot welders
  • gas cylinders
  • garden poles with cement still attached
  • oxygen cylinders
  • cast iron baths
  • asbestos / hazardous
  • electric or manual wheelchairs
  • fire extinguishers
  • household waste
  • food or sanitary products
  • car batteries
  • clinical waste or liquid waste (oil and paint).

Cancellations and changes to booked uplifts

Booked uplifts can only be cancelled or changed up to 11.30am the day before your uplift is due to take place. We can only accept changes and cancellations by phone.

Other ways to dispose of your waste

You can recycle a wide range of things for free at our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

You can also download a leaflet which explains all the options available below.

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