Bulky waste

What can / cannot be collected?

We can collect up to 12 items at any one time, including:

  • beds - bed base, cot, duvet, headboard, mattress or sofa beds
  • bins - old metal or plastic bins, including old compost bins
  • children's play equipment - this needs to be dismantled beforehand e.g. large toys or outdoor trampoline
  • carpets or rugs
  • computers - base unit, monitor, printer or scanner
  • electrical items - general appliance, DVD player, games console, lamp, power tool, music centre, portable heater, sewing machine, speaker, sunbed, television, vacuum cleaner or video player
  • furniture - curtain pole / rail, desk, free standing items, garden furniture, sofa, table, television stand or wardrobe
  • kitchen items - cooker, dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer or washing machine
  • outdoor - dog kennel, rabbit hutch or wheelbarrow
  • other items - exercise machine*, pram / pushchair, shower screen (plastic), suitcase, typewriter or wheelchair

* Please check that this item can be easily lifted and is not an excessive weight.

What cannot be collected?

We cannot collect:

  • asbestos* and chemicals
  • builders' waste, e.g. radiators, boilers, gas / oil heaters or fires
  • car parts including tyres, batteries and gas bottles
  • DIY waste including bricks, broken concrete, soil, stones and loose rubble
  • domestic waste including bags / boxes of waste, paint or paint tins
  • garden refuse including garden sheds, fencing or greenhouses
  • household items including cardboard, garage doors, pianos (or similar very heavy objects)
  • large items including glass / mirrors and old windows

* For asbestos removal, please contact a specialist waste collector such as Active Environmental Services (link opens in new window).

Tel: 01582 667000
Fax: 01582 668400
Email: info@active-groupuk.com

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