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Order a large waste item collection

Find out what large items from your home we can and can't collect, how much we charge to collect them and how to apply for a collection.

Items we collect

We collect a maximum of 10 items. Examples of items we collect are:

  • Fridge freezers
  • Fence panels
  • Single wardrobes
  • Internal doors
  • Up to two black sack full of smaller items (for example, toasters and kettles)

Collection charges

If you receive Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, or you are a student, you pay a discounted rate as shown in the following table.

Charges from 1 April 2022
Items Cost Discounted rate
1-3 items £32.60 £16.30
4-6 items £57.05 £28.55
7-10 items £71.10 £35.55

We categorise a bed frame and a mattress as two items, and a dining table with chairs, or a three-piece suite as three items.

Items we don't collect

We don't collect the following items:

  • Large American fridge freezers
  • Double-length range cookers
  • Sofabeds (unless dismantled)
  • Carpets
  • Soil, earth, stones, concrete, bricks or building rubble
  • Broken up sheds and garages
  • Oil tanks and coal bunkers (concrete or metal)
  • Tiles and fittings
  • Storage heaters
  • Glass
  • Vehicle parts of any kind (tyres, engines etc)
  • Hazardous items
  • Paint
  • Garden waste
  • Pianos
  • Garage doors
  • Patio doors and windows
  • Boilers
  • Garden chemicals

Other ways of getting rid of your large items

If we can't collect your large items, you could donate, recycle or dispose of them elsewhere.


There are a number of local charities who accept re-usable items, in good condition. The Genesis Trust Furniture Project collects your unwanted furniture from your home, to sell at a low price to anyone on a low income and the wider area of Bath.

Sue Ryder also collects unwanted furniture from your home.


If your items can be recycled but aren't small enough to fit in your green recycling box, you could take them to one of our recycling centres.


If your items can't be recycled, you could hire a registered waste carrier to get rid of them. Or, you could take some large items to get rid of at one of our recycling centres.

Putting your items out for collection

Place your large items outside the front of your home by 7am on the day of your collection.

Order a collection

You can order and pay for a collection online.

Before you start you will need:

  • Details of the items you want collected
  • A credit or debit card to make a payment

Order a collection online

Other ways to order a collection

You can call us on 01225 39 40 41.