Recycling and Waste - Special Collections for Large Items

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

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 to 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 £54 for up to three items.

Contact us on 01785 619402 or email to make collection arrangements. Collections can be scheduled to take place on either a Monday or Wednesday.

Our contractors are unable to collect any items from inside a property, garage, shed or back garden. Previously agreed items must be left out at the front of the property, or at your normal bin collection point. If your items are not left out on the agreed date and by 7am, no refund or rescheduling option will be given. If any items are removed by a third party prior to the collection crew attending no refund will be given.

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.
  • If 2 identical items on site but only one on request form, none of the items in question will be taken.
  • Only items listed on booking form will be removed, any additions must be done on a separate request.

What we will collect

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

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

What we won't 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
  • Bathroom Suite
  • Bedroom Suite - Fitted
  • Boiler
  • Car Battery
  • Car/Motorbike Parts
  • Chemicals
  • Concrete Posts
  • Fluid Container (Drum)
  • Fluorescent Tube
  • Garage Door
  • Gas Bottle/Container
  • Glass
  • Greenhouse
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Industrial Containers
  • Industrial Packaging
  • Kitchen Units - Fitted
  • Large Fire Surround
  • Large Gates
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Paving Slabs
  • Piano
  • Radiator
  • Rubble/Building Waste
  • Shed
  • Timber
  • Tyres

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