Bulky waste collections
If you have large items for disposal which are too big for the bin, you can either book a reuse collection or if they aren’t suitable for reuse, book a normal bulky waste collection.
Book a collection with Furnish for reusable items
To remove unwanted furniture and household items fit for reuse, contact Furnish:
These items must be in a good, clean, re-usable condition. Furnish won’t accept broken, stained, ripped or torn items.
Furnish will collect up to eight items for £24.30. The eight items can be any combination of pieces of reusable household furniture, bags, or boxes containing household items.
Furnish will collect extra items for a charge, just ask for a quotation. A visit may be necessary in some cases. If you need a visit and quote, the minimum charge is £24.30.
Large domestic appliances will be charged individually and can be collected alone or added to an existing collection. More information on these services and pricing can be found on the Furnish website.
Please note items must be of a size and weight that allows two people to safely access lift and carry from the property.
Items which can be collected include but are not limited to.
- Free standing domestic household furniture
- Televisions (not CRT)
- Bric-à-brac (boxed)
Book a bulky waste collection
Don’t think your items are fit for reuse?
Call the Cleaner Greener Hotline on 020 8753 1100. You’ll need to list each item for collection when you book your collection.
The council’s bulky waste service is for items which are too big to go in your bin or cannot be thrown away with your normal rubbish such as electrical items and builders rubble.
The council will collect up to ten items for £24.70. The ten items can be any combination of pieces including household furniture, bags, electrical items.
We’ll collect extra items for a charge, just ask for a quotation. A visit may be necessary in some cases. If you need a visit and quote, the minimum charge is £34.82.
Please make sure to check whether your items can be collected for reuse first, as this is the cleanest and greenest way to remove them!
|Household bulky waste – VAT zero rated||2017/18|
|Up to 10 items of unwanted household furniture, electrical items/appliances or similar items||£24.70|
|Household derived builder’s rubble – VAT zero rated|
|Minimum charge for up to 5 sacks of household derived builders rubble||£27.45|
|Further items charged per additional sack||£2.70|
|Bathroom suites (items include bath, toilet, hand basin and shower stand)|
|Further items charged per additional item||£5.30|
|Household fencing waste|
|First 5 panels||£32.05|
|Broken down sheds||£55.50|
|Removal of debris after a motor incident (minor accident)||Actual cost|
|Removal of debris after a motor incident (major accident)||Actual cost|
|Removal of abandoned vehicles from land other than the public highway or council land||Actual cost|
|Private land clearance||Actual cost|
We don’t accept cash, but you can pay by credit/debit card, cheque or postal order (made payable to LBHF). Post your cheque or postal order to: Waste Management, Cleaner Greener Neighbourhoods, Residents Services, The Annexe, 37 Pembroke Road, London W8 6PW.
Preparation and collection
Once you've paid, you'll be given a reference number by our contact centre. Please attach a notice with this number clearly showing, onto all bulky waste items you place out for collection. This allows collection crews to identify your items and separate them from anything that may have been fly-tipped (dumped) nearby.
Council tenants with caretaking service
There are different arrangements for collecting your bulky waste. Please contact your caretaking service on 0800 0599 925 or 0845 160 084 to arrange a place and date for collection.
You can also contact your caretaking service via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercial customers or businesses
Please contact our commercial waste service to arrange disposal of commercial waste.
Building work and DIY waste
The reuse and recycling centre Western Riverside accepts household waste (including a small quantity of DIY-type waste).
However, if tradespeople are working on your home, please make sure they are contracted to dispose of the waste they produce.
For more information on bulky waste collections contact our Cleaner Greener hotline, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday:
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
020 8753 1100