The council offers a bulky waste collection service for residents who are unable to get large household items to one of the local tips.
Before requesting a bulky waste collection, please consider whether your items could be of use to someone else. Charities such as SOFA can arrange to collect your items and all donations support their work in the local community. There are also a number of other reuse sites too such as:
Bulky waste items are collected on a Monday and items need to be presented for collection by 7am. Each household is entitled to three free collections a year, for a maximum of three items at a time. After this collections will be priced at £15 per collection of every three items.
Please note that a three-piece suite will count as three items, as will a bed, headboard and mattress.
Bulky items we will collect
We will collect freestanding furniture, domestic appliances and household items in sacks and boxes where appropriate.
Examples of bulky items we can collect:
- computers, TVs, stereos etc.
- carpets and underlay
- bookcases, chests of drawers, ottomans, sideboards and wall units
- tables and desks
- beds, mattresses and head boards
- microwaves, toasters, kettles
- prams, pushchairs and children's car seats
- garden tools
Please note that fridges, freezers and other white goods are collected separately from other items.
Bulky items we won't collect
Examples of bulky items that we cannot collect:
- Structural fitments, e.g. doors, windows, bathroom suites, fitted kitchens
- sheds, fencing, gates, fence posts
- trade items
- motorised vehicles (or parts) including wheelchairs
Pianos cannot currently be collected as part of the service due to restrictions in the size of the skips in the household recycling centres.
We also won't collect garden waste as part of a bulky waste collection but we do offer a fortnightly brown bin garden waste collection service.
Small electrical appliances
If the item is broken beyond repair you can take it to one of the local tip sites where dedicated bins for electrical items are available.
Alternatively, just as some retailers collect your old appliances for recycling, a number of them will also accept your old small electrical items for recycling when you buy new ones.
There are several recycling and disposal options for computers but you must always take care to erase any personal data from them. The consumer organisation Which has put together a helpful guide to recycling your computer safely.
Last updated: Wed 10th February, 2016 @ 16:18