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, and prepared according to the rules below.

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Arrange an uplift of household items

We will send you an email to confirm we have received your request. If you do not receive this, please check your spam / junk folder.

Please consider the following rules when arranging a collection

  • Items must be under 7ft long and all glass must be secured

  • Bags of rubbish must not include household waste
  • Items such as carpets and underlay must be rolled, tied and able for two people to lift
  • Wood must be bundled, tied and able for two people to lift with no loose bits which can fall out and all nails and screws must be removed
  • Appliances for example washing machines must be unplumbed and drained
  • All nails and screws must be removed
  • Anything with glass must be crossed with tape and secured 
  • Baths must be presented upside down

Items we can't accept

  • 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.

Garden waste

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

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

Phone to arrange on

0131 608 1100.

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.

Phone to arrange on

0131 608 1100.

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

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 on

0131 608 1100.

Other ways to dispose of your waste

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

Find out more about what to do if you are having a clear out

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