Bulky waste collections

 

 

Bulky waste image: a collection of images demonstrating the types of things we collect; furniture, electrical items, carpets, etcYou can use our bulky waste collection service for items that are too big for normal household rubbish and recycling collections.  There is a charge for this service.

Before ordering your bulky waste collection please look at the following information. This will tell you which items we collect and how much a collection will cost.

You can also take your bulky waste to our household waste recycling centres. Or you can donate usable furniture and household items to RE:SOURCE in Bodmin, Heartlands Furniture in Pool, GOFA in Penzance, Cornwall and Plymouth Furniture Reuse Project or charity shops.

We cannot take business waste. If you run a business please see our Business and farming waste and recycling page.

What does it cost?

Bulky waste items are split into three categories: standard items, small special items and large special items.

The cost of a bulky waste collection will depend on the category of item you wish to have collected.
   

Standard items

£22.50

 
We will collect up to four standard bulky waste items for £22.50. Extra standard items are £10 each, up to a total of eight items.
   

Small special items

£20.50

 
We collect small special bulky waste items for £20.50 each. We can’t collect these items as part of the standard bulky waste collection
   

Large special items

£35.50

 
We collect large special bulky waste items for £35.50 each. We can’t collect these items as part of the standard bulky waste collection
   

Please note the online bulky waste application form is currently unavailable for maintenance. Please call 0300 1234 141 to book a collection by phone. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Book and pay for a bulky waste collection

Items we collect

 
This is a list of the most popular items we collect:

ItemPrice
Mattress (Single, Double or King Size) Standard
Sofa (2, 3 or 4 seater, 1 sofa = 1 item) Standard
Bed Base and Fixed Headboard Standard
Armchair Standard
Fridge or Freezer (all food removed, domestic) Standard

 
This is a list of items you might find in your lounge:

ItemPrice
Armchair Standard
Blinds Standard
Bookcase (Freestanding) Standard
Carpet and underlay (per room, any size) Large
Chair any type Standard
Clock (including Grandfather) Standard
Coal Scuttle Standard
Coffee/Side Table Standard
Curtain Rail Standard
Display Cabinet / Sideboard (Freestanding) Standard
DVD Player Standard
Fire Electric (Portable) Standard
Fireplace Electric (normally fixed to wall) Small
Electric Reclining Chair Standard
Fan electric any type Srandard
Gas Fire Standard
Gas Fire (Portable) Standard
Gas Fireplace (normally fixed to wall) Standard
Hi-Fi / Stereo Equipment Standard
Lamp (standard or large) Standard
Mirror (any size, unbroken) Standard
Motorised Adjustable Armchair Standard
Plastic Christmas Tree Standard
Pouffe Standard
Rugs (2 x 2.5m approx) Standard
Small portable fire / heater Standard
Small portable oil heater (freestanding and empty) Standard
Sofa (2, 3 or 4 seater) Standard
Sofa Bed (2, 3 or 4 seater) Standard
Telephone Standard
Television Standard
Television Stand Standard
Video Recorder Standard

 
This is a list of items you might find in your bedroom:

ItemPrice
Bed Base and Fixed Headboard Standard
Blinds Standard
Bunk Bed (Each bed is one item) Standard
Carpet and underlay (per room, any size) Large
Chest / Ottoman / Trunk Standard
Chest of drawers (freestanding) Standard
Clock (including Grandfather) Standard
Comode Standard
Cot (including mattress) Standard
Curtain Rail Standard
Dressing table (including mirrors if unbroken) Standard
Duvet or continental quilt Standard
DVD Player Standard
Electric bed (double or single) Standard
Games Console Standard
Lamp (standard or large) Standard
Mattress (Single, Double or King Size) Standard
Mirror (any size, unbroken) Standard
Mirrored wardrobe (doors x 2, unbroken) Standard
Rugs (2 x 2.5m approx) Standard
Wardrobe (freestanding) Standard
Wardrobe Doors Standard

 
This is a list of items you might find in your bathroom:

ItemPrice
Bath (metal or plastic) Large
Bath Seat (Electric) Small
Bath Side Panel Small
Blinds Standard
Clothes Airer Standard
Curtain Rail Standard
Hot Water Tank (Domestic) Large
Laundry Standard
Lino floor covering roll 200 x 250cm (6.5 x 8ft) Standard
Rugs (2 x 2.5m approx) Standard
Shower Screen Small
Shower Tray Small
Sink Small
Toilet and cistern or bidet Small

 
This is a list of items you might find in your kitchen:

ItemPrice
Blinds Standard
Clock (including Grandfather) Standard
Coal Scuttle Standard
Cooker (electric or gas, domestic use only) Standard
Cooker extractor hood (domestic size) Small
Curtain Rail Standard
Dining Chair / Stool (up to 2 counts as 1 item) Standard
Dishwasher Standard
Display Cabinet / Sideboard (freestanding) Standard
Floor mops with metal handles Standard
Halogen Oven Standard
Ironing Board Standard
Kitchen Appliances (food processors, Kettles) Standard
Kitchen Units (Top or bottom units. 1 per small special) Small
Kitchen work top (2ft x 4ft Or 60cm 120cm per item) Small
Lino floor covering roll 200 x 250cm (6.5 x 8ft) Standard
Microwave Standard
Mops Up to 2 with bucket Standard
Rugs (2 x 2.5m approx) Standard
Sink Small
Spin Dryer Standard
Table (dining or kitchen) Standard
Tumble dryer Standard
Vacuum Cleaner Standard
Washing Machine Standard

 
This is a list of items you might find in your dining room:

ItemPrice
Carpet and underlay (per room, any size) Large
Coffee / side table Standard
Curtain rail Standard
Dining Chair / Stool (up to 2 counts as 1 item) Standard
Display Cabinet / Sideboard (freestanding) Standard
Hostess Trolley Standard
Lamp (standard or large) Standard
Table (dining or kitchen) Standard

 
This is a list of items you might find in your home office:

ItemPrice
Bookcase (freestanding) Standard
Chest / Ottoman / Trunk Standard
Chest of drawers (freestanding) Standard
Computer Equipment (PC / monitor / printer/ all individual items) Standard
Desk Standard
Dustbin (kitchen, wheeled, etc, empty and clean) Standard
Fax Machine Standard
Filing cabinet (freestanding) Standard
Games Console (Wii, Playstation, etc) Standard
Paper shredder Standard
Photocopier (domestic only) Standard
Telephone Standard
Typewriter Standard

 
This is a list of items you might find in your garden:

ItemPrice
Barbeque (freestanding and portable) Standard
Bench 2 Seat Metal Sides Large
Bench 2 Seat Stone Sides Large
Bench 2 Seat Wood Large
Chicken Coop (up to 4x3 ft Or 130cm x 90cm) Standard
Childs Plastic Water / Sand Table (1.5ft across) Standard
Childs play house (4ft max Or 120cm) Standard
Child's ride-on car (electric, not petrol) Small
Clothes Airer Standard
Compost bin (clean and empty) Standard
Deck Chair Standard
Dustbin (kitchen, wheeled, etc, empty and clean) Standard
Fencing panels, wood (up to 4) Large
Fencing posts (up to 4) Large
Frame of greenhouse (excl. glass sheets, 8ft x 6ft max) Large
Galvanised coal bunker (2ft x 2ft x 3ft Dismantled, Or 60x60x90cm) Large
Garden chairs (up to 2 counts as 1 item) Standard
Garden Incinerator (Metal bin with funnel lid) Small
Garden parasol Standard
Garden shredder Standard
Garden swing chair Standard
Garden table Standard
Garden tools / hand tools (small box of tools is 1 item) Standard
Hedge trimmer (petrol or electric) Standard
Hose reel Standard
Large childs plastic toy (eg slide) Standard
Lawn mower (electric or petrol, not ride-on) Standard
Leaf blower Standard
Patio heater (portable) Small
Plastic planters (all pots empty, 1 black bag full) Standard
Rabbit hutch and or Run (4ft x 3ft max Or 130cm x 90cm) Standard
Rotary dryer, washing line Standard
Rotavator (domestic size) Small
Single fence panel Small
Strimmer, garden (electric or petrol, must be empty) Standard
Swing (child size) Standard
Timber Side Gate Small
Trampoline Childs - Up to 130cm (4ft) Dismantled Standard
Trampoline Medium - Under 190cm (6ft) diameter. Dismantled and tied up Small
Trampoline Large - Over 190cm (6ft) diameter. Dismantled Large
Water Butt (Empty) Standard
Wheelbarrow Standard
Wheeled or Traditional Dustbin Standard
Wooden shed (8ft x 6ft max or 245x190cm) dismantled into sections eg sides, floor, roof. Large

 
This is a list of DIY and leisure items:

ItemPrice
Bicycle Standard
Childs Small Trampoline Standard
Cross Trainer Large
Deck Chair Standard
Electric organ (large) Large
Exercise Bike Small
Fish Tank (empty, no gravel, 3ft max) Standard
Fish Tank (over 3ft Or 100cm) Small
Fish Tank Stand (not hood or tank) Standard
Fruit Machine (must be able to lift into vehicle) Large
Games Console (Wii, Playstation, etc) Standard
Go-cart (electric or peddle, not petrol) Standard
Golf Trolley Standard
Gym equipment (large, per item) Large
Knitting machine Standard
Ladder (over 10 foot Or 300cm) Large
Large childs plastic toy (eg slide) Standard
Leg Exerciser Standard
Pressure washer (domestic size) Small
Punch bag Standard
Sewing machine Standard
Scooter (Childs) Standard
Steam Cleaner (Domestic) Standard
Steps / Step ladder (less than 10ft) Standard
Suitcase Standard
Surf board/Bodyboard/Windsurf board Standard
Swing (child size) Standard
Trampoline Childs - Up to 130cm (4ft) Dismantled Standard
Trampoline Medium - Under 190cm (6ft) diameter. Dismantled and tied up Small
Trampoline Large - Over 190cm (6ft) diameter. Dismantled Large
Treadmill Large
Vice Standard
Weights Bench Large
Wheelbarrow Standard

 
This is a list of miscellaneous items:

ItemPrice
Carpet and underlay (per room, any size) Large
Chicken wire. Roll up to 10m Small
Crutches Standard
Curtain Rail Standard
Dehumidifier (domestic) Standard
Dog or cat basket / cage Standard
Door, internal/external (single) Small
Doors, internal/external (2 to 4) Large
Doors, sliding patio (up to 4) Large
Double central heating radiator (disconnected) Large
Dustbin (kitchen, wheeled, etc, empty and clean) Standard
Electric wheelchair Large
Electric wiring (up to 4 bags) Large
Floor mops with metal handles Standard
Galvanised sheet (single) Small
Galvanised sheets (up to 6) Large
Hot tub lid (made of vinyl and polystyrene, about 2 metres wide) Standard
Lino floor covering roll 200 x 250cm (6.5 x 8ft) Standard
Metal Flute Lining (Up to 20cm in diametre and 10 feet long) Small
Night Storage Heater (Bricks Removed) Small
Plastic christmas tree Standard
Pram Standard
Pushchair Standard
Radiator (Double Disconnected) Large
Radiator Single (Disconnected) Small
Satellite dish / TV aerial Standard
Shopping Trolley (Domestic) Standard
Small portable fire / heater Standard
Small portable oil heater (freestanding and empty) Standard
Stair lift (track and chair - 2 separate items) Large
Tarpaulin (6ft square Or 185cm) Small
Tea Chest Small
Telescope Standard
Wheelchair Standard
Wheeled or Traditional dustbin Standard
Windows double glazed and intact (4 Units max no larger than 1Mx1M (3ft x 3ft)) Large
Windows double glazed and intact Up to 2 units no larger than 1m x1m =1msq (3ft x 3ft = 9ftsq) Small

Items we can't collect

We can’t take any of these things:

  • Aga/Rayburn
  • Ashfelt
  • Asbestos
  • Bathroom tiles
  • Boats 
  • Bricks from a night storage heater
  • Car parts / car engines
  • Caravan
  • Cast iron wood burning stove – any size
  • Chemicals / paints / solvents / liquid fuels 
  • Crates of mixed waste
  • Dismantled decking
  • Drain cover
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Garage door
  • Gas bottles, any size
  • Garden roller
  • Garden waste
  • Green house panes of glass
  • Hazardous wastes
  • Mobility scooter
  • Loft insolation
  • Night storage heaters (with bricks)
  • Oil tanks
  • Patio doors larger than 80 x 205cm (2ft 6 x 6ft 6)
  • Pianos
  • Plaster
  • Plastic guttering 
  • Roofing tiles 
  • Rubble
  • Sailing dinghy
  • Sheets of glass 
  • Stones
  • Trailers 
  • Tree trunks 
  • Tyres

We cannot take business waste. If you run a business please see our Business and farming waste and recycling page.

Can't see your item listed above? If you have something you want collected that’s not on these lists, please contact us using the following form: Refuse and recycling general enquiry