Recycling and Waste - Special Collections for Large Items

If you have a large item such as a piece of furniture or a fridge etc you wish to dispose of, we offer the Special Collection for Large Items Service for which a charge will be made.

To make a request for information please fill in the online form.

Alternatively, if your furniture items are still in good condition and re-useable please consider donating them to a local Furniture Reuse Project rather than throwing them away, please have a look at our dedicated page for further information and advice.

How can I dispose of bulky household items?

The council provides a separate collection service for bulky items for which there is a charge that changes annually. The current charge is £45 for up to three items.

Please contact us on 01785 619402 to book or for an application form. These items are collected on a pre-arranged day and items have to be at the front of the property for 07.00 am.

General points to follow:-

  • One Carpet must be manageable by 2 people, otherwise cut into pieces, rolled and tied.
  • Carpet does not include underlay. This is a separate item.
  • One wardrobe does not mean a full bedroom suite.
  • Items should not be filled with other rubbish.
  • Items must be easily accessible and at one point, not all over the property.
  • If 2 identical items on site but only one on request form, NONE of the items in question will be taken. (Paid service only)
  • Only items listed on booking form will be removed, any additions must be done on a separate request. (Paid service only)

What will you collect?

Each entry counts as one item. If you are unsure please contact 01785 619402 for further advice.

 Arm Chair  Garden Table
 Barbecue (no gas bottles)  Garden Waste (up to 6 black bags)
 Bedside Table  Hob (separate)
 Bicycle  King Size Bed Base and Mattress
 Bookcase  King Size Bed Headboard
 Bunk Beds (count as 2 single beds)  Microwave Oven
 Carpet (cut up and tied)  Lawnmower (petrol or electric)
 Chair  Light Fittings
 Chest of Drawers  Lino (cut up and tied)
 Children's ride on toys (non-motorised)  Ottoman (Blanket Box)
 Computer Desk  Oven (separate)
 Cooker (complete)  PC/Computer
 Captains/Midi Beds (count as 2 items)  Padding Pool
 Desk  Sandpit
 Dining Chairs (up to 4)  Settee (sofa)
 Dining Table  Sideboard
 Dishwasher  Single Bed Base and Mattress
 Display Cabinet  Single Bed Headboard
 Dog Kennel  Stool
 Door (internal and external)  Table
 Double Bed Base and Mattress  Television
 Double Bed Headboard  Tumble Dryer
 Dressing Table  Vacuum Cleaners
 Fence Panel (1 panel = 1 item)  Wardrobe
 Filing Cabinet  Washing Machine
 Freezer  Welsh Dresser
 Fridge  Window Blinds
 Fridge/Freezer combo  Window Frames
 Garden Bench  Window Frames
 Garden Chairs (up to 4)  Wire Fencing
 Garden Parasol and Base  

What won't you collect?

We will not provide a service for the collection of the following items. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. If you are unsure please contact 01785 619402 for further advice.

 Asbestos  Industrial Containers
 Bathroom Suite  Industrial Packaging
 Bedroom Suite - Fitted  Kitchen Units - Fitted
 Boiler  Large Fire Surround
 Car Battery  Large Gates
 Car/Motorbike Parts  Oil
 Chemicals  Paint
 Concrete Posts  Paving Slabs
 Fluid Container (Drum)  Piano
 Fluorescent Tube  Radiator
 Garage Door  Rubble/Building Waste
 Gas Bottle/Container  Shed
 Glass  Timber 
 Greenhouse  Tyres
  Hazardous Materials

How can I dispose of other items?

You can take your household rubbish or items to either a Local recycling centre (tip) or Civic Amenity Site.


Tel: 01785 619402
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