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Bulky waste collection

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Introduction

Bulky household waste consists of non-general day-to-day consumable household items such as:

  • furniture: tables, chairs, old beds, mattress(es), etc
  • furnishings: carpets, curtains, etc
  • white goods: cookers, fridges, freezers, etc
  • electrical items: televisions, irons, microwaves, etc
  • decorating items: paint tins, old tiles, wallpaper, etc

No sack must weigh more than 25 kilograms (approximately 55lbs)

Please note:

  • We cannot collect waste from within a property without pre-arrangement
  • Similarly, restricted or difficult access may make collection impossible
  • Ideally, items for collection should be left outside on the day of collection in an easily accessible location
  • A risk assessment may be necessary before the collection is agreed
  • For some materials such as building rubble, hardcore, loose chalk and soil, large branches and roots or unbagged garden waste or any other miscellaneous items please contact us for advice on disposal
  • For bagged green waste please see the Garden Waste information
  • Hazardous waste such as asbestos, plasterboard and chemicals cannot be collected using this service. For further guidance on how to dispose of these items please refer to the Hazardous Waste information

Commonly asked questions

Do things like beds or large furniture need to be dismantled by the customer before removal?

This would be discussed at the time of the quote depending on the circumstances of the materials.

Do we have a maximum amount we can take - eg if it is more than 12 items of furniture, or 36 sacks (Category 3) do they have to call for details, or arrange 2 or more collections?

There is no maximum, but it may be cheaper for a different type of service (eg skip hire) for very large jobs.

Note: Please do not be tempted to try fly-tipping or dumping your rubbish - it is illegal!

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Charges for bulky waste removal

Adur & Worthing Councils provide a bulky household waste collection service, at a charge dependant on the quantity to be removed:

Prices with effect from 1st April 2018:

  • Category 1 - up to 3 items of furniture, or 9 sacks = £42.50
  • Category 2 - up to 6 items of furniture, or 18 sacks = £70.00
  • Category 3 - up to 12 items of furniture, or 36 sacks = £110.00

We provide a free no obligation quotation that is specific to the work required, please contact us for details.

Please note that:

  • Prices are subject to an annual increase in April each year
  • Charges may vary depending on the accessibility of the items. For example, a three piece suite will be more expensive to collect from a block of flats ten stories up than from a bungalow
  • Any proposed collection that does not fit category 1 criteria will need to be assessed by appointment and a quotation will be provided
  • No concessions are made for people receiving benefits
  • If the collection crew have to enter your property to collect your waste, the Councils are unable to accept any responsibility for any damage caused during the operation

Have you considered donating unwanted, but good condition, reusable items to charity - many will come and take items free of charge - see:

An alternative is to take items that cannot be donated to charity to your local tip where you can dispose of things free of charge - see:

Note: Please do not be tempted to try fly-tipping - it is illegal!

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Request a bulky waste collection

Requesting a bulky waste collection: If you would like to arrange a bulky waste collection please contact us on 01903 851729. We cannot currently take online requests for this service.

Bulky household waste collections are made in:

  • Adur District: on Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • Worthing Borough: on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

You will be contacted to confirm the actual collection date.

How much notice do you need to give to arrange a bulky waste collection?

Please give at least one week notice of when you would like the collection to be made - the service is very popular.

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