Large and bulky waste collections

COVID-19 Outbreak. Recycling and Waste services are currently operating a reduced service.

Weekly recycling collections have now resumed
Chargeable garden waste service to begin from 9 May
Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre is closed
Bulky waste collections bookings now re-opened
Find out more

Large or bulky waste items can be collected for a fee from outside your property using the Special Collections service.

Book a collection

All items booked must be placed outside the property by 6 am on the arranged collection day. Our crews cannot enter properties or back gardens to collect items.

Special collection charges

Large electrical items such as washing machines and fridge freezers, and non-electrical items such as furniture are charged at £35.00 for up to three items, and then a tiered charge per extra item.


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Prices for more than 10 items are by arrangement.

We charge VAT to collections booked by landlords for their property.

Items we can't collect

We cant collect the following items, although you may be able to recycle or dispose of some of these for free at Summers Lane Reuse and Recycling Centre:

  • American-style fridges
  • asbestos
  • batteries
  • floor standing boilers
  • gas bottles/canisters
  • glass
  • glazed window frames
  • heavy cast iron items, e.g. car engines
  • items over 6ft long
  • liquids
  • metal baths
  • plasterboard
  • sharp or heavy items
  • soil or building materials
  • steel water tanks
  • tree trunks or thick branches
  • tyres
  • pianos
  • sunbeds
  • trampolines

Options for re-use or recycling

You can also find other ways to recycle electrical items, clothing and textiles and furniture and household items.



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