rating button
Skip to main content

Coronavirus (COVID-19) For information on changes to our services, how to get help, support your community, advice and grants for employers and businesses visit our Coronavirus pages.

  1. Home
  2. Bins and recycling
  3. Getting rid of large items

Getting rid of large items

If you have a large item which you are unable to take to a recycling centre you can book a bulky waste collection.

You will need to pay before we can arrange a collection date.

Book a bulky waste collection

Or call us on 01993 861025 to book.

Collections are from 6am and you will need to leave the items where they can be easily accessed, for example, where you normally leave your bins. We cannot help with moving them from your house.

We are unable to collect commercial waste or do house clearances.

Charges for bulky waste collection

The cost is £27.68 for up to three items. Additional items will be an extra £9.22 each. We can collect a maximum of five items.   

What we will collect

The types of items we are able to collect:

  • furniture: for example, sofas, mattresses, tables, chairs, beds, drawers, shelves, mirrors
  • white goods: for example, fridges, washing machines
  • large electrical items: for example, televisions, microwaves, electric fires
  • outdoor equipment: for example bikes, lawnmowers (not ride-on), children’s play equipment

Items we will collect for an additional charge

Non-standard bulky waste collections cost £27.88 per item. Many of these items can be disposed of at the Household waste and recycling centres at a lower charge. We can arrange collection of:

  • bath, cast iron or plastic
  • boiler
  • carpet
  • doors, single
  • extractor hood
  • fence panels up to four units, nails must be flattened or removed  
  • fitted furniture
  • garage door
  • hot water cylinders and cold water tanks
  • kitchen units, up to four units
  • plastic cladding or guttering
  • radiators
  • shed, dismantled, nails must be flattened or removed
  • sink
  • storage heaters
  • taps and pipes
  • toilet
  • vanity units
  • worktops, up to four units

Terms and conditions

All items must be presented together outside for collection by 6am on the agreed day of collection.

All items must be:

  • presented as close as possible to the edge of the boundary of the property
  • presented as close to the highway or access road as possible
  • easily accessible for the Recycling Operatives
  • presented in a safe fashion which does not cause any obstruction or danger to the public
  • emptied before collection

If that will not be possible call us on 01993 816000 because we may not be able to collect your items.

This service is for household items from residential premises only and no DIY, commercial or industrial waste will be collected.

All items must match the description given at the time of booking the bulky item collection.

Once booked, no amendments can be made to the booking and no refunds are given. If items are left out for collection and are taken before the collection date, no monies can be refunded.

We reserve the right to cancel or amend the booking.

We arrange the collection and the County Council is responsible for the disposal.

Car batteries

We can arrange a collection for up to four car or motorbike batteries.

Request a car battery collection