Bulky waste collections

If you need to get rid of a bulky items, such as a sofa or fridge, why not find out if we can help? We offer a bulky waste collection service and can collect items from your home for a small cost. You can book the service up to a month in advance.

Please note: We can only take items that can be moved safely by two people.
Please ensure your items are as dry as possible/covered as we cannot take rain soaked/wet items. 
We do not book collections during the first week of January.

How to book a collection

To book your bulky waste collection, please call our joint waste team on 0345 002 0022 or you can book online by selecting one of the below links:

*PLEASE NOTE: You will be taken to our partner Lichfield District Council’s website to subscribe to this service. Your payment will be processed and your receipt will be issued by Lichfield District Council on behalf of the joint waste service

If booking by phone our team will need to check availability of the rounds before you can be booked a slot. You will then get a collection date and guidance on when to put the item out. If you claim housing benefit, we'll also need to confirm your entitlement to apply the reduced price.

You'll need to pay for your collections up front. We can accept cheques, or credit and debit cards. Please note - this payment is non-refundable.

How much does a bulky waste/scrap metal collection cost?

  First item   Subsequent items*
 Residents

 £17

 £7

Residents who claim housing benefit

£13

 £5.40

*You can book up to a maximum of four items on any one collection. Please note that we can only collect up to two white goods/scrap items per collection.

Where do I have to leave my items for collection?

Any bulky waste must be placed outside your property along with your usual bins. We cannot collect items from within your property.

What we can collect

We can collect the following items. Each item will be charged as one item, unless listed differently below.

N.B. We can only take items that can be moved safely by 2 people. Please ensure your items are as dry as possible/covered as we cannot take rain soaked/wet items.

Fridge

1

Freezer

1

Fridge/Freezer (excluding American style)

1

Dishwasher

1

Washing machine

1

Tumble dryer

1

Microwave

1

Cooker

1

Bicycle frame

1

Ironing board

1

Metal furniture per piece

1

Three piece suite (we cannot collect large corner settees)

3

Settee/sofa/bed settee (we cannot collect large corner settees)

1

Armchair

1

Footstool

1

Dining table and four chairs

2

Chest of drawers

1

Bedframe, mattress and headboard

1

Carpet/underlay rolled up – 1 room

2

Table

1

Sideboard/dresser

1

Plastic/wooden garden furniture

1

TV cabinet/stand

1

Free standing wardrobe

1

Desk

1

Chair

1

Filing cabinet

1

Bedside cabinet

1

Coffee table/nest

1

Mattress – King size and needs folding

1

Bunk beds

1

Door

1

Bath (non metal)

1

Sink (non metal)

1

Kitchen unit

1

Kitchen worktop

1

Fireplace

1

Fire surround

1

Hearth

1

Animal hutches/kennels

1

 

What we can't collect

  • American style fridge freezer
  • Bed/settee - too heavy and the metal frame may damage compactor
  • Building waste/rubble
  • Car parts
  • Cast iron
  • Childrens' outdoor play houses
  • Corner settee - too heavy and awkward for collection vehicle.
  • Fence panels
  • Garden sheds
  • Glass/mirrors
  • Laminate flooring
  • Pipe work
  • Motorbike parts
  • Paint tins
  • Petrol mowers
  • Quad bikes
  • Sunbeds
  • Suitcases
  • Water closet
  • Wash hand basin
  • Window/door frames

What other ways can I get rid of bulky items?

  • Donate it to charity - Before you throw away an item that's still usable, why not consider donating it to a charity who can ensure it reaches someone who needs it - from a functioning fridge, through to an old sofa. 
  • Visit a local household recycling centre (tip) If you can transport your items, visit one of our neighbourhood recycling centres (or tips), where you can recycle bulky items including turf and soil, bricks and rubble, fridges and freezers, car batteries and more. Visit Staffordshire County Council's website to find your nearest household recycling centre.
  • Retailer recycling schemes - If you are buying new white goods (such as fridges and freezers, or even large items of furniture) speak to your new supplier and see if they can remove your old item. Sometimes this will be offered free of charge and other times they may charge a small fee.

Our waste services are jointly operated with Lichfield District Council.