If you have large items at home that you no longer need and are still in good condition, you can have them collected by an organisation listed on Scotland's Re-use Tool.
Items will be collected by a local organisation and re-used. Find out ways to re-use items.
Before you book an uplift
Our booking system will be switched off for maintenance on Sundays from 4am until 11am. It won't be possible to book an uplift between those times. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes you.
There is a charge of £5 for each individual item uplifted. Up to five items will be collected per uplift. We can only uplift domestic items, not commercial waste. Items should be able to be lifted by two people. If larger items need to be broken down, for example, a bed frame, headboard, mattress, etc. each piece counts as a separate item, and you need to pay for each one separately.
If you or a member of your household have Coronavirus symptoms, you should not book an uplift. If you have already booked an appointment, please cancel your booking and re-book once you are fit and well again.
Putting your items out for an uplift
You must put all items on the pavement in front of your property by 7am on the day of collection. You must not put them out at any other time. We will only collect the items you specified at the time of booking.
Items we can’t collect
We’re not able to offer uplifts of
- garden waste
- commercial waste
- items more than seven feet long
- building materials
- storage heaters
- household wheelie bins
- car tyres
- barbed wire
- spot welders
- gas cylinders
- garden poles with cement still attached
- oxygen cylinders
- cast iron baths
- asbestos / hazardous waste
- electric or manual wheelchairs
- fire extinguishers
- food or sanitary products
- car batteries
- clinical waste
- liquid waste – for example, oil and paint.
If you have any of the above, please get in touch with a licensed specialist waste management company for safe disposal. Find out more at Resource Efficient Scotland.
Book an uplift
You no longer have to use your mygovscot myaccount to make a booking. However, if you do log in, you will be able to see the history of your requests on your mygovscot myaccount.
We'll email you to confirm your booking. If you don't receive this please check your bulk or spam email folders as your service provider might direct it there. If you use more than one email address please make sure you check the one you used to make the booking.
If all members of your household are unable to present your items due to a disability or medical condition, you can ask for an assisted collection which means we’ll come into your house to collect the item(s). Please book your uplift in the usual way then email
with your address and reference number from the email you receive confirming your booking.
Other ways to dispose of your waste
Find out more about what to do if you’re having a clearout.