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Bulky and scrap collections

If you need to get rid of a bulky items, such as a sofa or fridge, why not find out if we can help? We offer a bulky waste collection service (for beds, sofas and furniture etc) and a scrap metal collection (for dishwashers, fridges, freezers etc). You can book the service up to a month in advance.

Find out more using the links below:

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How to book a collection

Fill in our online forms:

You'll need your credit or debit card handy.  Please remember to take a note of your collection day when you have booked it, as payment is non-refundable, so you need to remember to put your items out on time. Alternatively call our team on 0345 002 0022.

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Bulky and scrap terms & conditions

You must ensure your item(s) are outside your property (next to your usual bin collection point) and ready for collection at 7am on your chosen collection day. Please ensure that your item(s):

  • are out on time at your bin collection point

  • do not contain glass/mirror (not including washing machine doors)

  • are no longer than 75 inches/190cm – items larger than this will not fit into the back of our vehicle

  • can be moved by 1 person (scrap) / 2 persons (bulky)

  • have been taken by a scrap merchant/third party before we arrive

  • are not rain soaked (please ensure your items are as dry as possible/covered as we cannot take rain soaked/wet items)

  • does not contain other rubbish (please remove food from fridges, clothing from wardrobes etc)

Unfortunately we will not take your items and cannot offer refunds if you do not comply with the above. We also do not offer refunds if your items are taken by a third-party/scrap merchant before we arrive. 

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How much does a bulky waste/scrap metal collection cost?

Bulky waste prices

 

First item 

 Subsequent items*

 Residents

£17

£7 per item

Residents who claim housing benefit

£13

£5.40 per item

*You can book up to 4 items max on a bulky collection and you can book up to 2 items max on a scrap collection - this is due to the size of our collection vehicles. There is a maximum size for items (75 inches/190cm long). Scrap items must be able to be moved by 1 person, and bulky items by 2 people.

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Where do I have to leave my items for collection?

Any bulky waste must be placed outside your property along with your usual bins. We cannot collect items from within your property.

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What we can collect - bulky waste

We can collect the following items, provided they do not contain large pieces of glass (for example a table top). Each item will be charged as one item, unless listed differently below.

ITEMS COLLECTED

Settee/sofa/bed settee (we cannot collect large corner settees)

Armchairs/chairs/footstools

Dining table

Chest of drawers

Bedframe, mattress and headboard

Carpet/underlay

Table (we cannot take glass/mirror tables)

Sideboard/dresser (we cannot take items with glass/mirror doors)

Plastic/wooden garden furniture

TV cabinet/stand (not glass)

Free standing wardrobe (we cannot take items with glass/mirror doors)

Desk

Chair

Bedside cabinet

Coffee table/nest (we cannot take glass/mirror tables)

Mattress – king size need folding

Bunk beds

Door

Bath (non metal)

Sink (non metal)

Kitchen unit

Kitchen worktop

Fire surround

Hearth

Animal hutches/kennels

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What we can collect - scrap

We can collect the following items. Each item will be charged as one item, unless listed differently below:

ITEMS COLLECTED

Fridge

Freezer

Fridge/Freezer (excluding American style)

Dishwasher

Washing machine

Tumble dryer

Microwave

Cooker

Bicycle frame

Ironing board

Metal furniture per piece

Filing cabinet (metal)

Fireplace (metal)

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Items we cannot collect

We are sorry, but we cannot collect the following items:

ITEMS NOT COLLECTED

Larger corner settee – too heavy and awkward for collection vehicle.

American style fridge freezer

Building waste/rubble

Glass/mirrors

Fence panels

Water closet, wash hand basin

Window/door frames

Garden sheds

Sunbeds

Suitcases

Laminate flooring

Outdoor children's playhouses 

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What other ways can I get rid of bulky items?

Before you throw away an item that's still usable, why not consider donating it to a charity who can ensure it reaches someone who needs it - from a functioning fridge, through to an old sofa. Find out more.

Visit a local household recycling centre

If you can transport your items, visit one of our neighbourhood recycling centres (or tips), where you can recycle bulky items including turf and soil, bricks and rubble, fridges and freezers, car batteries and more.

Visit the Staffordshire Waste Partnership site to find your nearest household recycling centre.

Retailer recycling schemes

If you are buying new white goods (such as fridges and freezers, or even large items of furniture) speak to your new supplier and see if they can remove your old item. Sometimes this will be offered free of charge and other times they may charge a small fee.


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Our location and travel details >>

Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.