Disposing of bulk household items

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Do you have bulk household items you’re looking to dispose of?

Councils won’t collect large bulky household items during their weekly rounds, instead you’ll need to either dispose of them yourself or request a bulk item collection.

Please don’t leave large items in bin stores, as they cause blockages and potential hazards.

You can take any bulk or household items that you want to get rid of to your local household waste and recycling site.

This is a free service, for most items, and the sites are open 7 days a week, but you might need to book before you visit, so be sure to check this before you go.

You can find your nearest site using the links below:

If you’re unable to visit your local household waste and recycling site, then you can arrange a bulk waste collection through your local council’s website. There will usually be a charge for this service, but you can book to have multiple items collected at one time.

If you receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a free bulk item collection. Residents in receipt of Band 1 Council Tax reduction scheme of working age, or residents in receipt of Council Tax reduction scheme of a non-working age, can claim one free bulk collection every 90 days (you will need your National Insurance number and benefit reference number).

You can find out more information on bulk item collections on your local councils website. If you aren’t sure who you local council is, you can find out here.

Some charities may also collect unwanted furniture free of charge.

If you choose to use a private company to remove any household waste, make sure they provide you with:

  • Details of their waste carrier’s license
  • A waste transfer note and receipt.

Rogue waste removal services won’t be able to show you their license or provide you with a transfer note or receipt. Unlicensed waste removal services may not dispose of your rubbish safely and may even fly tip.

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