Request a bulky waste uplift
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 bulky items
- Items we can and cannot accept
- How to request an uplift
- Preparing for an uplift
- How to cancel an uplift booking
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
We temporarily can't accept electrical items due to fire at the reprocessing company we work with.
(part of 4/8 items)
(individually priced items)
Household white goods
Currently not accepted: small and large electrical items
Currently not accepted if electrical: Lawnmower
Small carpet (up to 12' by 12')
Currently not accepted if electrical: Strimmer
Carpet (over 12' by 12')
Currently not accepted: Freezer - American style
Shed (if it is over 6' by 8' will require an assessment visit)
Currently not accepted: Sunbed
|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)
Paint tins (empty or full)
Fire damaged items
Commercial fridge and freezers
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 an 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)||£29.72||£11.89|
|Bulky uplift of up to 8 household items||£59.43||£23.78|
|Bulky uplift of individual items (priced per item)||£38.17|
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
Please note we can't arrange uplifts on Good Friday, May Day or during Christmas.
In some cases we'll need to arrange a visit to assess the items before we can schedule a date.
Please fill out our online form below to request an uplift.
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. Please also ensure all food is removed first.
How to cancel an uplift booking
If you need to cancel your uplift, please call our Wasteline on 03456 081207 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.