We will collect:

  • air conditioning units (portable)
  • any item under 12ft in length (sofas over 12ft can be cut in half, but the pieces must be made safe, for example, exposed ends/staples covered by tape)
  • armchairs
  • barbecues (not including gas bottles)
  • baths
  • bed bases
  • bedside cabinets
  • bicycles
  • black sacks/boxes of general waste (5 sacks = 1 item)
  • blinds
  • boilers
  • bookcases
  • bunk beds (counts as 2 items)
  • cabin beds (counts as 3 items)
  • carpets (one carpet must be rolled and tied, under 12ft in length and be manageable by two people. Large carpets must be cut up into smaller pieces (under 12ft in length) and tied)
  • chests of drawers
  • chippers (garden)
  • Christmas trees (artificial)
  • climbing frames (must be dismantled, full size wooden / metal counts as 4)
  • clothes airers/clothes horses
  • coffee tables
  • compost bins
  • computer CPUs
  • computer keyboards
  • computer monitors
  • cookers
  • cots
  • desks
  • dining room chairs (up to 4 chairs count as 1 item, 4 to 8 chairs count as 2 items)
  • dining tables
  • dishwashers
  • display units
  • doors (internal or external)
  • dressing tables
  • DVD players/recorders
  • electric fans
  • exercise equipment (treadmills, workbenches, weights, etc)
  • fence panels
  • filing cabinets
  • fires (electric, plugin)
  • fish tanks
  • fluorescent tubes
  • fridges (domestic - maximum 2 per collection)
  • freezers (domestic - maximum 2 per collection)
  • fridge / freezer (domestic - maximum 2 per collection, American-style counts as 4 items)
  • games table (under 12ft)
  • garage doors
  • garden benches
  • garden shed (counts as 4 items)
  • garden waste
  • garden rollers
  • garden tables and chairs (a table is 1 item, up to 4 chairs count as 1 item, 4 to 8 chairs count as 2 items)
  • gas fires
  • greenhouses (counts as 3 items)
  • headboards
  • ironing boards
  • kitchen cabinets/worktops
  • laminate flooring
  • lawn mowers
  • leaf blowers
  • mattresses
  • microwaves
  • mirrors
  • parasols and bases
  • patio chairs (up to 4 chairs count as 1 item, 4 to 8 chairs count as 2 items)
  • patio heaters
  • patio tables
  • pet/animal houses/kennels/runs
  • pianos/large organs (counts as 4 items)
  • plant pots (ceramic, stone, plastic)
  • plasterboard (up to 3 complete sheets)
  • plastic carpet protector
  • printers
  • pushchairs/prams
  • radiators (except oil filled)
  • rotary washing lines
  • safes (small, that can be lifted by two people)
  • satellite dishes
  • sheet glass
  • shower screens
  • sideboards
  • sinks
  • sofa beds
  • sofas (3 piece suite counts as 3 items, corner sofas count as 3 items)
  • stairlifts/chairs
  • step ladders (under 12 ft)
  • stereo systems
  • strimmers (garden
  • suitcases (empty only)
  • sun loungers
  • sunbeds
  • swing sets (each part is 1 item)
  • swings (must be dismantled)
  • televisions
  • toilets
  • toys (large plastic children’s toys which do not fit in the wheeled bin)
  • trailers
  • trampolines (dismantled)
  • tumble dryers
  • tyres
  • underlay (this must be listed as a separate item to the carpet and rolled and tied)
  • vacuum cleaners/hoovers
  • vehicle batteries *
  • video players/recorders
  • wardrobes
  • washing machines
  • water butts
  • wheelbarrows
  • wheelchairs
  • windows
  • wooden flooring
  • wooden trucks/toy boxes (empty)

We won't collect:

  • any item that cannot be handled by two people
  • asbestos *
  • car/motorbike parts (all)
  • gas bottles
  • oil (motor oil and cooking oil) *
  • packaging
  • paint/chemicals *
  • rubble/builders’ waste/soil/concrete posts
  • textiles
  • vehicles (except bicycles)

*Hazardous waste is subject to special requirements in order to prevent contamination or infection under the Hazardous Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2005. There is a legal duty of care to ensure that such waste is disposed of properly.

For further information about hazardous waste, please visit our Dangerous Waste page or the Environment Agency website.