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Important Information

As part of the council's response to the spread of coronavirus, we have identified cleansing and public health as one of its three key service priorities.

In order to focus our resources on maintaining the uplift of general waste bins, collection of bulky waste will be suspended from Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12 noon until further notice.

While the suspension of bulk uplift is in place please do not leave items on the street. These items will not be collected. Please leave any unwanted items safely on your own property such as your back garden or your back court and remain mindful of any fire risk.

If you are a tenant of a registered social landlord which has its own arrangements in place for the collection of bulk items then please contact your housing association for further information.

If you are a resident in privately-owned flats then please contact your property manager for further information.

For further advice and guidance please read our dedicated services update page

We thank you for your patience during this time.

What are chargeable items?

We charge for collection of the following items:

  • Baths (cast iron)
  • Boilers, Water Tanks, Central Heating Systems and Radiators
  • Bricks / Rubble
  • Brick Fireplaces and Hearths
  • Bunkers / Coal
  • Concrete
  • Garage doors - we do not collect metal garage doors
  • Greenhouses
  • Sheds and Huts
  • Soil and Tree trunks
  • Slabs
  • Storage Heaters - where they do not contain asbestos
  • Tiles
  • Windows and Window Frames

We apply a minimum charge for the first 30 minutes and every 15 minutes thereafter.

We also offer a house clearance service charged per half hour.

Our current rates are in the pdf icon Book of Charges [210kb].

What items do we not collect?

All food waste within fridges and freezers should be removed prior to placing the equipment out for bulk collection.

We do not collect any of the following:

  • Cast iron washing poles
  • Garden rollers
  • Metal garage doors
  • Supermarket trolleys - please contact the supermarket
  • Asbestos
  • Gyprock and Plasterboard
  • Fire Extinguisher

The following items can be disposed of free of change at one of our recycling centres.

  • Car batteries
  • Gas cylinders
  • Oil - all types
  • Paint
  • Safes

How Do I Cancel My Request?

To cancel your Bulky Waste request, please complete our online form.

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