If you have ever had a clear out of your house and have had to clear household items such as old furniture or kitchen appliances such as fridges and washer machines, then you will have come across the term, ‘bulky waste collection’. For many homeowners out there who have come across the term but don’t quite understand what bulky waste is, we will help explain.


So What Exactly Does Bulky Waste Collection Entail?

Bulky waste collection is pretty much what it says in the title, so the collection of larger bulky waste items. The bulky waste collection is a chargeable service for larger items that cannot fit in standard rubbish bins including common items such as:


  • Sofas
  • Fridges 
  • Washing 
  • Machines
  • Cabinets
  • Mattresses
  • Doors
  • Worktops


Who Provides Bulky Waste Collection?

Depending on where you live, mostly all local councils will offer a bulky waste collection service or alternatively, you can use private waste companies such as Remondis to carry out the service. The service is available for domestic, residential and commercial property clearances. Pieces will vary between providers but on average you can expect to pay between £20-£30 for up to three waste items and between £40-£50 for up to six items. 


What Items Can’t Be Collected For A Bulky Waste Collection?

When it comes to a bulky waste collection service, there are some items that providers will not be able to take which commonly include:


  • Hazardous waste
  • Medical waste
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Building waste
  • Garden waste
  • Loose rubble
  • Tyres


If you are carrying out a garden renovation project and need to get rid of garden waste such as soil and loose rubble, then you can consider hiring a skip for this type of waste removal which will be an effective solution to your waste removal needs.


Before Opting For A Bulky Waste Collection See If Your Items Could Go To Someone Else

When dealing with unwanted bulky household items, you should always consider offering them to someone who could benefit from them. Unwanted furniture items such as chairs or desktops that are still in good condition could be better off going to someone who would be more than happy to have the items in their homes. A lot of charities in the UK will actually accept these types of items that are in good condition and in some cases will come to collect the items so you could actually be making a positive impact on someone’s life.