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Request a bulky waste uplift

Due to coronavirus restrictions, we can no longer take bookings for bulky uplifts and unfortunately are not able to complete those that were already booked. Please wait for us to get in touch with you to arrange a refund which we are working through as swiftly as possible. Please consider alternative ways to dispose of your items.

We operate a chargeable bulky uplift (sometimes known as special uplift) service for residents for large items that don’t fit into wheeled bins.

A bulky item collection is not offered for items where the use of a skip is better suited for disposal of the waste (for example soil and rubble).

Before you book an uplift of bulky waste items there are things you need to know:

Alternative ways to dispose of your items

Check if your items are suitable for recycling. Items can be taken to your local recycling centre free of charge. Some of our centres have re-use areas for good quality items.

If you have items such as furniture, working electrical items and clothing that are in good condition phone the Re-use Line or donate online. Items will be collected free of charge by a local organisation and reused. 

Items we can and cannot accept

Yes please
(part of 4/8 items)
Yes please
(individually priced items)
No thanks
Bed base
Bed mattress
Bicycle
Household white goods
Exercise bike
Furniture
Small and large electrical items
Internal/External door
Lawnmower
Sky dish
Small carpet (up to 12' by 12')
Strimmer
Bathroom suite
Barbecue
Carpet (over 12' by 12')
Freezer - American style
Garage door
Kitchen Units
Patio doors
Shed (if it is over 6' by 8' will require an assessment visit)
Sunbed
Workbench
Items which can be recycled through the blue-lidded recycling bin
Bags or boxes of non-recyclable waste
Bags of garden waste
Gas bottles (please contact supplier as detailed on bottle)
Fluorescent tubes
Asbestos
Tyres
Trees
Rubble
Paint tins (empty or full)
Car batteries
Fire damaged items
Oil tanks
Metal baths
Commercial fridge and freezers
Boiler
Range Cooker

Please note we may need to arrange a visit to your home to assess the access and number of staff needed to remove your items.

Uplift charges for bulky items

Costs for bulky uplifts depend on the items being uplifted. No discount is given for a uplift of more than 8 items.

Item Charge (not subject to VAT) Discounted charges 
Bulky uplift of up to 4 household items (for example sofas, chairs, cookers etc) £27.96 £11.18
Bulky uplift of up to 8 household items £55.92 £22.36
Bulky uplift of individual items (priced per item) £35.91  

To qualify for a discount, you need to be in receipt of either Council Tax or Housing Benefit. You will need to provide your benefit number to claim discounted price.

How to request an uplift

Due to current restrictions, we can no longer take bookings for bulky uplifts. Please consider alternative ways to dispose of your items.

Preparing for an uplift

Your items should be left at the end of driveway/front of house for uplift by 7am on your booked day.

We are unable to assist with preparation of your items for the uplift.  You need to tell us the exact location of the items. We will not collect items from inside houses or outbuildings. Please remember only items you have told us about will be picked up.

For safety reasons, the seal around the door of a fridge and freezer should be removed and the door tied or taped shut. 

How to cancel an uplift booking

If you need to cancel your uplift, please let us know by 1pm on the Friday before the uplift date so we can refund the cost. If you inform us after this time then no refund will be paid.