Sofa collection by London councils
The charges for a sofa collection service provided to residents by London councils
London councils charge householders an average of £29 to take away and dispose of their old sofa.
1. Average charge to collect a sofa is £29
Unless you receive income support, the average charge in London by your council to remove a sofa from your home is £29. The majority of charges range from £10 – £35. Waltham Forest, Hillingdon, Newham, Redbridge and Tower Hamlets are the only London councils to still offer a free sofa collection service. Three (Barking & Dagenham, Camden and Greenwich) only charge £10.
2. Top 5 most expensive councils
You might feel quite unlucky if you live in any of these areas, especially considering Richmond residents pay six times more than those in Greenwich for the removal of their settee.
|London borough||Sofa collection price|
|Richmond upon Thames||£60|
3. Put your sofa outside
Unless you are disabled, almost every council will only collect from outside the property. The only exceptions are Lewisham (ground floor only) and Wandsworth (£89 premium). If you are disabled, Kensington & Chelsea and City of London offer an internal collection service at no extra cost.
4. Expect to wait up to 2 weeks
To keep costs down, collection response times are not instant. Different councils promise different things, but on average they are unable to commit to a maximum response time of fewer than 2 weeks. Several may be able to collect faster than that – but it depends on the collection day you require, when you place your order, and the time of year.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE BETTER?
If you live in London and need a weekend collection, cannot put your sofa outside, or want yours removed very quickly – you might want to consider AnyJunk. Our prices start from £24 for a 2 seater sofa if collected as part of a larger job, or £48 if removed by itself. We collect from anywhere on the property, can come on Saturdays and are available the same day. The cost is a little more than most councils – but sometimes it’s worth paying a bit extra to make your life a bit easier.