Bulky waste

Bulky waste collection

We can collect larger household items such as beds, wardrobes, washing machines, TVs, tables etc.

The removal of fridges and freezers is a separate service.

We can collect up to 12 items. Furniture that has more than one piece, e.g. a divan base, mattress and headboard, is counted as 3 items.


It costs £52.50 (£26.25 concessionary fee if you claim housing benefit or council tax benefit).

To book a bulky waste collection

Telephone: 0300 300 8302

Email: customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

You can check a full list of what we can and cannot collect, including information about hazardous waste before booking this service.

Where do we collect your items from?

We collect items from outside your property. They must be there by 7am. We cannot enter your property to make a collection.

All items must be at ground floor level. If you live in a flat or apartment, they must be on the road outside the property.

How long does it take to book a collection?

We can usually collect within 7 days of booking. Once it has been scheduled, our collection team will call to confirm the collection date.

Concessionary fee explained

If you are in receipt of housing benefit or council tax benefit, the standard fee is a 50% reduction of the normal fee.

Could your item be re-used?

If your item could be re-used, pass it on to a local charity organisation, such as:

If your items are unsuitable for re-use, you can also take them to your nearest tidy tip for disposal.

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