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 phone you arrange payment and 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 or phone 0131 608 1100

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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