picyure of bulky waste for article on the charges and prices of council bulky waste collections across london including free services and those who dont offer a service

London Council Bulky Waste Collection

20 January 2020

How much does the council charge to take away your Bulky Waste in London?

London councils charge an average of £40 to pick-up a combination of a sofa, fridge and mattress from your home. Five councils collect this combo for free. The most expensive council is Richmond which charges £114.

London Councils charge an average £40 for Bulky Waste Collection

Council Cost to remove 3 item Combo
Average charge £40
Richmond upon Thames £114
Bromley £103
Enfield £83
Ealing £65
Harrow £54
Bexley £50
Hounslow £50
Lewisham £50
Havering £42
Barnet £35
Brent £35
Kingston upon Thames £35
City of London £33
Kensington & Chelsea £33
Sutton £31
Greenwich £31
Islington £30
Merton £30
Westminster £30
Hammersmith & Fulham £27
Camden £25
Croydon £25
Haringey £25
Lambeth £24
Wandsworth £19
Southwark £18
Hackney £15
Barking & Dagenham £10
Hillingdon £0
Newham £0
Redbridge £0
Tower Hamlets £0
Waltham Forest £0

Source: AnyJunk (January 2020)

Richmond upon Thames is the most expensive 

The London council charging residents the most for bulky waste collection is Richmond upon Thames. Richmond charges a total of £114 to remove our three item combo.  This is over ten times the amount paid by residents in Barking & Dagenham and six times the amount paid by residents in Wandsworth despite the boroughs being in close proximity.

How much do London councils charge to remove a single item?

To see how much each London council charges to remove just one item (rather than our combo), go to our sofa, fridge and mattress articles.

You need to leave your bulky items outside

The majority of councils do not offer internal collections for residents who are not registered as disabled.  If you are disabled though, you can contact your council to see if they offer a service for extra assistance.  The two London councils that offer internal collections are Lewisham and Wandsworth.  However, there’s a catch – Lewisham can’t collect from upper floor flats and Wandsworth charge their residents an £89 premium to collect from inside the property.


If you’re looking to get your bulky waste picked up a bit quicker, why not try AnyJunk.  We offer same-day collection, Saturday collection, and we can collect from anywhere inside or outside the property.  We charge £102 to remove a 2 seater sofa, mattress and fridge.

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