England Council Bulky Waste Collection
England Council Large Item Bulky Waste Collection
We reviewed the rates and service offered by each council in England for removing a sofa, a fridge, a mattress, and also a combination of all three. To reduce complexity we have ignored any discounts for individuals receiving income support and any extra service levels only available to disabled residents.
The 10 Most Expensive Councils
South East councils dominate the expensive council leader board, with Richmond upon Thames coming out top at £114 to remove the three item combination.
|3 Item Combo
|Richmond upon Thames
|Brighton and Hove
|Reigate and Banstead
A spokesperson for Richmond upon Thames said: “This fee was established during the previous waste collection contract and reflects both a cost for the administrative process to book the collection and the collection itself.”
7 Councils still offer the service for FREE
The following seven councils do not charge to remove bulky waste.
However, these services may not stay free for long. Newham council, for example, recently indicated they may replace it with a paid-for service. “The council is proposing to withdraw the free service as part of the three year 2020-2023 Budget and is currently consulting with residents on these budget proposals. Following consultation the proposed budget goes to Cabinet on February 18, and to Full Council for final approval on March 2. Should the proposals be accepted a date to withdraw the free service will be agreed and publicised. The number of free collections permitted per year per household will also be reduced from 3 to 2 in April 2020.”
And 10 more councils that offer great value…
If you’re lucky, you might live in an area that charges just a tenth of the price councils in other parts of the country are charging. The cheapest region is the North East. Check below to see if your local council features on the list:
|3 Item Combo
|Barking & Dagenham
|Forest of Dean
|Hinckley and Bosworth
4 councils NOT offering a bulky waste service
If you are a resident in any of the following council areas, unfortunately a bulky waste council collection isn’t an option for you and you’ll have to look for an alternative (like us!):
- City of Lincoln – they do however run a service for OAP’s/people with disabilities
- North Somerset
The Complete list of Bulky Waste Collection charges by Council in England
Source: AnyJunk (January 2020)
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING A BIT BETTER?
Unlike councils, our service at AnyJunk is able to remove your bulky waste same-day and on weekends. There’s also no need to haul your junk outside your house either – we can collect from anywhere on the property at no extra cost. 🙂