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 fulls of smaller items (for example, toasters and kettles)
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.
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)
- 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 (with asbestos)
- Vehicle parts of any kind (tyres, engines etc)
- Hazardous items
- Garden waste
- Garage doors
- Patio doors and windows
- 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.
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
To order and pay for a large waste item collection, please call us on 01225 39 40 41.