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Bulky waste collections

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: 

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. 

Bulky waste items are collected on a Monday and items need to be presented for collection by 7am. The deadline for requesting a collection is 3pm on the Friday before; any requests received after 3pm will not be collected until the following Monday. 

Each household is entitled to three free collections a year or nine items, whichever comes first. 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.

Apply online for a bulky household waste collection

There is a 50 per cent concession available for residents on certain income-related benefits. Please call 01509 634563 to find out if you qualify and how to apply.


Bulky items we will collect

Electrical

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD/CD/Video player
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • PC – Personal Computer
  • Printer
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Stereo equipment
  • TV
  • Tumble dryer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • VDU (computer screen)
  • Washer dryer
  • Washing machine

Non Electrical

  • Armchair
  • Bed base
  • Bed frame
  • Bookcase
  • Cabinet
  • Chair
  • Chest of drawers
  • Coffee table
  • Cupboard
  • Desk
  • Head board
  • Mattress
  • Mirror
  • Shelves
  • Sofa
  • Sofa bed
  • Table
  • Wardrobe – dismantled
  • Wardrobe – freestanding


Fridges and freezers

We can collect domestic fridges or freezers, provided they can be carried and moved by two operatives. 

If your fridge or freezer is larger than this, please advise the Contact Centre when booking your collection or include this information on the online form. Your request will need to be investigated and agreed by an officer before collection can take place. 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. 

Please note that fridges, freezers and other white goods are collected separately from other items, but can be booked the same as any bulky waste collection. 


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.


Computers

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.


How many bulky waste collections can I have

Each household is entitled to three free collections a year or nine items, whichever comes first. After this, collections will be priced at £15 per collection of every three items. The year starts from the date of your first collection. Each bulky waste collection can contain up to three bulky waste items.

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