Request a bulky waste uplift

Please note that bulky uplift collections will not be available from the week commencing 17th December and will commence again on 7th January 2019.

We operate a chargeable bulky uplift (sometimes known as special uplift) service for residents to dispose of larger waste items from the kerbside.

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
Household white goods
Exercise bike
Refuse sacks (including garden waste)
Small and large electrical items
Internal/External door
Sky dish
Small carpet (up to 12' by 12')
Bathroom suite
Carpet (over 12' by 12')
Freezer - American style
Garage door
Kitchen Units
Patio doors
Car engine
Moped, motorcycle car or motorcycle
Tree stumps
Central heating boiler
Builder’s rubble and materials
Batteries (lead acid)
Paving slabs

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 (eg sofas, chairs, cookers etc) £27.12 £10.85
Bulky uplift of up to 8 household items £54.24 £21.70
Bulky uplift of individual items (priced per item) £34.83  

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

If the items you want to dispose of are damaged or can't be reused, you can request an uplift.

After submitting your request we will be in touch to agree a date to uplift the items. This may take up to 5 working days. Please note we can't arrange uplifts on Good Friday, May Day or during the week of Christmas.

In some cases we'll need to arrange a visit to assess the items before we can schedule a date.

Request bulky uplift online

You can also request a bulky uplift by contacting Wasteline or by completing the bulky uplift request postal form (pdf 218KB). You can make payment over the phone or at one of our service points

On receipt of the request and payment we'll be in touch to agree an uplift date or if necessary, a visit to assess the planned 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. Our uplift staff will not enter your premises for the goods or uplift items that are not visible. Please remember only items you have told us about will be picked up. 

For safety reasons, the seal around the door of a fridge/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 two working days before the uplift date so we can refund the cost. If you inform us after this time then no refund will be paid.

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