charges costs prices of council bulky waste collections across england listing most to least expensive and free services

England Council Bulky Waste Collection

28 January 2020

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.

England council Region 3 Item Combo
Richmond upon Thames London £114
Arun South East £106
Bromley London £103
Central Bedfordshire East £100
Brighton and Hove South East £97
Havant South East £96
Lewes South East £95
Eastleigh South East £94
Tunbridge Wells South East £92
Reigate and Banstead South East £90

 

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.”

bulky waste sofa and mattress outside of house

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:

England council Region 3 Item Combo
Barrow-in-Furness North West £10
Pendle North West £10
Wigan North West £10
Barking & Dagenham London £10
Basildon East £10
West Lanchashire North West £13
Cotswold South West £14
Forest of Dean South West £15
Hinckley and Bosworth East Midlands £15
Ribble Valley North West £15

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!):

The Complete list of Bulky Waste Collection charges by Council in England 

Council £ Council £
Adur 44 New Forest 38
Allerdale 30 Newark and Sherwood 36
Amber Valley 19 Newcastle upon Tyne 30
Arun 106 Newcastle-under-Lyme 38
Ashfield 32 North Devon 22
Ashford 24 North Dorset 42
Aylesbury Vale 75 North East Derbyshire 35
Babergh 41 North East Lincolnshire 30
Barnsley 25 North Hertfordshire 45
Barrow-in-Furness 10 North Kesteven 29
Basildon 10 North Lincolnshire 20
Basingstoke and Deane 30 North Norfolk 45
Bassetlaw 31 North Somerset N/A
Bath & North East Somerset 31 North Tyneside 60
Bedford 36 North Warwickshire 25
Birmingham 35 North West Leicestershire 24
Blaby 29 Northampton 45
Blackburn with Darwen 45 Northumberland 51
Blackpool 20 Norwich 30
Bolsover 20 Nottingham 0
Bolton 32 Nuneaton and Bedworth 25
Boston 44 Oadby and Wigston 30
Bournemouth 36 Oldham 19
Bracknell Forest 44 Oxford 25
Bradford 20 Pendle 10
Braintree 39 Peterborough 71
Breckland 30 Plymouth 20
Brentwood 33 Poole  43
Brighton and Hove  97 Portsmouth 60
Bristol 25 Preston 21
Broadland 28 Purbeck 42
Bromsgrove 26 Reading 89
Broxbourne 49 Redcar and Cleveland 21
Broxtowe 34 Redditch 26
Burnley 27 Reigate and Banstead 90
Bury 36 Ribble Valley 15
Calderdale 50 Richmondshire 46
Cambridge 30 Rochdale 55
Cannock Chase 33 Rochford 30
Canterbury 47 Rossendale 28
Carlisle 22 Rother 37
Castle Point 35 Rotherham 27
Central Bedfordshire 100 Rugby 26
Charnwood 20 Runnymede 49
Chelmsford 24 Rushcliffe 35
Cheltenham 59 Rushmoor 50
Cherwell 18 Rutland 32
Cheshire East 40 Ryedale 56
Cheshire West & Chester 45 Salford 43
Chesterfield 40 Sandwell 32
Chichester 59 Scarborough N/A
Chiltern 39 Sedgemoor 45
Chorley 40 Sefton 30
Colchester 42 Selby 50
Copeland 27 Sevenoaks 82
Corby 23 Sheffield 23
Cornwall 25 Shepway 37
Cotswold 14 Shropshire 34
County Durham 16 Slough 15
Coventry 32 Solihull 24
Craven 30 South Bucks 39
Crawley 88 South Cambridgeshire 30
Dacorum 34 South Derbyshire 55
Darlington 37 South Gloucestershire 28
Dartford 30 South Hams 54
Daventry  16 South Holland 25
Derby 51 South Kesteven 30
Derbyshire Dales 40 South Lakeland 30
Doncaster 33 South Norfolk 48
Dover 30 South Northamptonshire 34
Dudley 61 South Oxfordshire 38
East Cambridgeshire 25 South Ribble 28
East Devon 38 South Somerset 45
East Dorset 42 South Staffordshire 30
East Hampshire 60 South Tyneside 25
East Hertfordshire 49 Southampton 50
East Lindsey 25 Southend-on-Sea 18
East Northamptonshire 30 Spelthorne 49
East Riding of Yorkshire 31 St Albans 45
East Staffordshire 50 St Edmundsbury 32
Eastbourne 50 St. Helens 30
Eastleigh 123 Stafford 46
Eden 26 Staffordshire Moorlands 35
Elmbridge 52 Stevenage 69
Epping Forest 50 Stockport 75
Epsom and Ewell 39 Stockton-on-Tees 20
Erewash 40 Stoke-on-Trent 16
Exeter 17 Stratford-on-Avon 40
Fareham 56 Stroud 25
Fenland 86 Suffolk Coastal 44
Forest Heath 30 Sunderland 33
Forest of Dean 32 Surrey Heath N/A
Fylde 15 Swale 50
Gateshead 65 Swindon  30
Gedling 24 Tameside 31
Gloucester 36 Tamworth 27
Gosport 24 Tandridge 66
Gravesham 60 Taunton Deane 45
Great Yarmouth 44 Teignbridge 47
Guildford 19 Telford and Wrekin 18
Halton 57 Tendring N/A
Hambleton 15 Test Valley 53
Harborough 52 Tewkesbury 22
Harlow 34 Thanet 26
Harrogate 26 Three Rivers 46
Hart 86 Thurrock 30
Hartlepool 58 Tonbridge and Malling 54
Hastings 20 Torbay 68
Havant 30 Torridge 40
Herefordshire 96 Trafford 33
Hertsmere 25 Tunbridge Wells 92
High Peak 45 Uttlesford 26
Hinckley and Bosworth 24 Vale of White Horse 38
Horsham 15 Wakefield 21
Huntingdonshire 56 Walsall 15
Hyndburn 35 Warrington 20
Ipswich 0 Warwick 35
Isle of Wight 38 Watford 46
Kettering 35 Waveney 44
King’s Lynn & West Norfolk 23 Waverley 57
Kingston upon Hull 31 Wealden 55
Kirklees 35 Wellingborough 38
Knowsley 31 Welwyn Hatfield 33
Lancaster 18 West Berkshire 41
Leeds 30 West Devon 45
Leicester 20 West Dorset 42
Lewes 0 West Lancashire 13
Lichfield 95 West Lindsey 31
Lincoln 27 West Oxfordshire 38
Liverpool N/A West Somerset 45
London 0 Weymouth & Portland 42
Luton 28 Wigan 10
Maidstone 45 Wiltshire 76
Maldon 30 Winchester 67
Malvern Hills 28 Windsor & Maidenhead 80
Manchester 27 Wirral 29
Mansfield 21 Woking 53
Medway 38 Wokingham 33
Melton 58 Wolverhampton 27
Mendip 45 Worcester 46
Mid Devon 63 Worthing 44
Mid Suffolk 41 Wychavon 40
Mid Sussex 50 Wycombe 39
Middlesbrough 20 Wyre 20
Milton Keynes 40 Wyre Forest 45
Mole Valley  40 York 35

Source: AnyJunk (January 2020)

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