Dispose of unused or unwanted household items that are too large or too heavy for our normal waste collection, using our bulky waste collection service or donate to a charity or community group.
Buying a new household product?
If you are buying a new household product, such as a washing machine, check first with the company you are buying from, as many will collect your old one for free and at the same time as delivering your new item.
Are your unwanted items still useable?
If your unwanted items are still safe and in a usable condition, why not donate them to a charity or community group, such as Trinity Hospice? Or use sites such as Freegle, Freecycle or social media to post and sell/giveaway your unwanted items for free collection.
About our bulky waste collection service
Large waste items can be collected from outside your property for a small charge of £25 (per collection) using our bulky waste service. Residents can book up to 1 collection slot per day.
Residents aged over 65 and those in receipt of Personal Independence Payment can book 1 free collection every 3 months.
1 collection can consist of either:
a fridge or freezer (with no other items added) or
up to 6 items, which can include mattresses and wardrobes (but not fridges or freezers) - in place of 1 bulky item, we can accept 3 black bags of unwanted smaller items, such as broken toys.
Any hazardous materials
Building/DIY waste, including all bathroom furniture, kitchen cupboards and sinks, fireplaces, radiators and skirting boards
Commercial fridges and freezers
Doors (internal and external)
Duvets and pillows - these can be placed in a black sack and put out with your weekly rubbish
If you have any bulky items that we cannot accept, why not try LoveJunk? It's an online marketplace that matches you to nearby licensed and insured waste carriers who collect bulky waste, furniture and appliances.
We will make collections Monday to Friday, starting at 6am. Please ensure all your items are ready for collection before this time.
If you fail to place your items outside on the day of collection, and you are:
paying for the service, you will still pay the £25 fee and need to book and pay again for items to be collected
using the free service, you will have to wait another 3 months before rebooking.