Please note: We have suspended our bulky waste collection service due to staff shortages. We will therefore not be taking any bookings for collections until further notice. Residents can either wait for the service to resume or take the items to the local tip. Please check the tip opening times www.leicestershire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling. For the most up-to-date information on the Council services please visit: www.charnwood.gov.uk/coronavirus.
You can apply online for a bulky waste collection by using the form on this webpage.
This service is chargeable, see details below.
Before requesting a bulky waste collection, please read the terms and conditions of the service and consider whether your items could be of use to someone else. Items we collect are broken up and not re-homed, so if items are reusable it is much better for them to go to charities/organisations that can find a new home for them.
Charities such as SOFA, The British Heart Foundation, Sue Ryder, Loros, Sense and many more can often arrange to collect your items for free, and all donations support their work in the local community. There are also a number of other reuse sites such as: Freecycle, Freegle, EcoBees that enable you to re-home your items.
For further information and to find the details of other charities organisations please see the Less Waste website.
If you are having new items delivered the retailers will often take away the old item for recycling.
Please remember if someone takes your waste away for you and dumps it illegally, you could be the one who lands in court. Read up on what we call duty of care and the If Only campaign from 2018 which focused on stopping people illegally dumping their waste.
Leicestershire County Council has useful information on how to dispose of different products. Please see the links below to the LCC website and recycling and household waste sites in Charnwood.
To help cover the cost of arranging the collections there is a £20 charge for each three items. For example: up to three items = £20, up to 6 items = £40, up to 9 items = £60. Maximum number of items per order is nine.
Please note: a three-piece suite will count as three items, as will furniture that comes in several parts such as corner sofas or bed, headboard and mattress these will also be counted as individual items.
There are no concessions available and no refunds are issued however in cases of exceptional hardship the charges can be waived. Read the full Terms and Conditions.
If you have any questions about bulky waste collection charges, head to our bulky waste charges FAQ webpage.
Items are collected on a Monday, excluding bank holidays and the month of May when collections are made on Saturdays. All items need to be left accessible at the agreed collection point by 6am.
The deadline for requesting a collection is 3pm on the Friday before for online and telephone requests. Any requests received after 3pm will not be collected until the following Monday (or Saturday).
Please note: Electrical, metal or heavy items are collected separately from other items but can be booked the same as any bulky waste collection.
Bulky items we will collect
- DVD/CD/Video player
- PC – Personal Computer
- Small kitchen appliances
- Stereo equipment
- Tumble dryer
- Vacuum cleaner
- VDU (computer screen)
- Washer dryer
- Washing machine
- Bed base
- Bed frame
- Chest of drawers
- Coffee table
- Head board
- Sofa bed
- Wardrobe – dismantled
- Wardrobe – freestanding
If there is an item not on the list, head to the Leicestershire County Council's How do I dispose of... page for a full A-Z list of items and how to dispose of them.
Fridges and freezers
We can collect domestic fridges or freezers, provided they can be carried and moved by two operatives.
We are unable to accept commercial fridges or freezers.
We do collect fridges from caravans if the caravan is your permanent residence however, we are unable to collect fridges from caravans that are used for leisure purposes.
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 18th March, 2020 @ 15:56