Request a collection of bulky waste items

Arrange a collection

If you are thinking about getting rid of large household items please consider whether someone else could use the items.

For a free uplift of items in good condition such as

  • beds
  • sofas
  • tables
  • chairs
  • bikes

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 of household items

You can ask us to collect up to 10 large household items, such as

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

that are broken or damaged and can't be reused. We sort all items for recycling where possible.

We charge £5 per item. If you complete our online form, we will contact you to confirm a collection day.

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

Arrange an uplift of household items

Garden waste

We charge £35 for 28 or fewer bags of garden waste, for example

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

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

Building materials

It's £35 for 15 or fewer bags or items of building materials, for example

  • rubble
  • tiles
  • plasterboard
  • paving slabs.

We will discuss the charge with you if you need 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 or hazardous materials
  • electric or manual wheelchairs
  • fire extinguishers
  • household waste
  • food or sanitary products
  • car batteries
  • clinical waste or liquid waste, such as oil and paint.

Cancellations and changes to booked uplifts

You can only cancel or change booked uplifts up to 11:30am the day before your uplift is due. We only accept changes and cancellations by phone.

Other ways to dispose of your waste

Recycle a range of things for free at our household waste recycling centres.

Download our leaflet on having a clear out (PDF, 1.6 MB)

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