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Bulky Waste Collections

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We offer a bulky waste collection service for larger items such as furniture, mattresses and electrical appliances.
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Most household items can be taken free of charge to one of our Household Recycling Centres.

How much does it cost?

Collections cost £30.25 for up to four items (including white goods).  When you book a collection you must have a list of all the items you want collecting – you can book a maximum of four items.  Any items you don’t mention when you book will not be collected.

You can only book one collection per calendar month, to allow as many people as possible to use this service.

We define a bulky item as something which can be lifted by two collection operatives without using any lifting equipment.

Examples of items you can book for collection

  • Furniture such as sofas, chairs, tables, wardrobes
  • Large electrical goods such as televisions, lawnmowers, computers or other items that will not fit into your pink Crest bag for kerbside collection
  • Beds – please note that headboards, bed frames and mattresses are counted as separate items
  • Internal doors
  • White goods such as fridges, freezers, tumble driers, washing machines

Some very large items count as two items.  These include:

  • Corner sofas
  • Electric adjustable beds (single bed counts as two items, double bed counts as three items)

Examples of items that we will not collect

  • DIY or demolition waste such as rubble, bricks, plasterboard
  • Items or materials from DIY projects such as bathroom suites, kitchen cupboards, windows or external doors

If you have this type of item to get rid of, you can take them to a Household Recycling Centre (a charge applies), hire a skip, or ask your tradesperson to take them away.

  • General household recycling or general waste that we collect as part of your regular household collection service
  • Garden Waste
  • Hazardous waste such as asbestos, diesel, petrol or other fuel oil, or fuel containers
  • Explosive materials such as gas bottles or ammunition
  • Fridges or freezers which are not empty (please take out any food or other items before we collect otherwise we will not be able to remove it or return on another date and we cannot give a refund)
  • Carpet (you can bring this free of charge to the Household Recycling Centres, some restrictions apply, or arrange for your carpet fitter to take the old carpet away)
  • Very large items such as pianos, pool tables or commercial fridges/freezers
  • Any other items which require specialist lifting equipment or may not fit in the collection vehicle

We take items to our Mochdre Household Recycling Centre (HRC) for processing, so if your item is restricted or banned under our HRC Policy then you will not be able to book the item for collection

How do I book a collection?

You canbook a bulky waste collection online using our payment portal.
Pick the right option for your collection and pay for it, then our collection partners Crest will contact you to confirm a convenient date.  You can also call the Environment Advice Team on 01492 575337, email or contact us online.

How soon will my items be collected?

Once the items have been booked in and paid for, our collection partners Crest will telephone you to give you a collection date. We aim to collect within 10 working days of receiving payment.

What do I need to do on my collection day?

You need to make sure the items are outside the front of your property for 8am on your collection day.  If the weather is bad, please cover the items if you can.

All items will be collected between 8am and 5pm.  Please note that we cannot provide a specific time.  You do not need to wait in for the collection team if your items are easily visible and clearly accessible.

If your items are not left outside ready on the collection day, we cannot return on another date and we cannot give a refund.

Important:  The collection team will not enter your property to remove items, and they are not qualified to disconnect any services.  If you need help to bring the items to the front of your property you should ask a relative or friend to help you get your items ready for collection.

If you have any questions or comments about our Bulky Waste Collection service, please contact us.

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