Bulky waste, fridge and freezer collections

Bulky waste collection

Could your item be re-used?

If you have furniture that is clean, in a reasonable and reusable condition it may be suitable to donate.

Before considering a bulky waste collection, consider if your item could be re-used, or passed it on to a local charity organisation, such as:

  • Emmaus (link opens in new window) - just because you no longer need an item, don’t throw it away, by donating it to Emmaus you’re not only keeping it out of landfill, but you’re also making sure it goes to a new home, while also doing something to help others
  • Preen (link opens in new window) (a local enterprise that helps local people with low-priced furniture, appliances and household goods)
  • Freegle (link opens in new window) - offer the items via sites such as Freegle (link opens in new window) (an online re-use group for local people to give items away and get things for free)
  • social media - here are also a number of local groups on social media where you can offer to give away items, try search on Facebook for groups in your area

Can you take your item to a tidy tip?

We charge for bulky waste collections, so if your items are unsuitable for re-use, you can take them to your nearest tidy tip for disposal. Tidy tips are open 9-5, 7 days a week, with some closures around Christmas and New Year.

Bulky waste collection for up to 12 items

If the options above don't suit, we can collect larger household items such as beds, wardrobes, washing machines, TVs, tables etc.

We can collect up to 12 items. Furniture that has more than one piece, e.g. a divan base, mattress and headboard, is counted as 3 items.

The removal of fridges and freezers is a separate service.

Cost of a bulky waste collection

It costs £52.50 (£26.25 concessionary fee if you claim housing benefit or council tax benefit).

To book a bulky waste collection

Telephone: 0300 300 8302
Email: customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

You can check a full list of what we can and cannot collect, including information about hazardous waste before booking this service.

Where do we collect your items from?

We collect items from outside your property. They must be there by 7am. We cannot enter your property to make a collection.

All items must be at ground floor level. If you live in a flat or apartment, they must be on the road outside the property.

How long does it take to book a collection?

We can usually collect within 7 days of booking. Once it has been scheduled, our collection team will call to confirm the collection date.

Concessionary fee explained

If you are in receipt of housing benefit or council tax benefit, the standard fee is a 50% reduction of the normal fee.

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