Bulky waste collection
We can collect and dispose of larger household items that won't fit in your bin.
What we can collect
- furniture: tables, chairs, old beds, mattresses, etc
- furnishings: carpets, curtains, etc
- white goods: cookers, fridges, freezers, etc
- electrical items: televisions, irons, microwaves, etc
- decorating items: empty paint tins, old tiles, wallpaper, etc
No sack must weigh more than 25kg (approximately 55lb).
What we can't collect
- asbestos, plasterboard, chemicals (this should be treated as hazardous waste)
- garden waste - please see garden waste collections
For building rubble, loose chalk and soil, large branches and roots or unbagged garden waste or any other miscellaneous items please contact us for advice on disposal.
How much it costs
The cost of this service depends on the items and how easy they are to access. For example, we will charge more to collect a three piece suite from a flat ten storeys up than from a bungalow.
When you contact us to enquire about a collection we will provide a quote, based on the following charge bands:
- Category 1 - £45.00
- Category 2 - £75.00
- Category 3 - £120.00
Prices from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 - charges are subject to an annual increase each April.
If your items or collection needs do not fall into any of the charge bands we may need to arrange an assessment to help us provide a tailored quote.
We may not be able to collect from some locations with restricted access. Sometimes a risk assessment will need to be carried out before a collection is agreed.
When we collect
- Adur District: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Worthing Borough: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays
We cannot arrange an immediate collection, but during the booking process we will offer you a choice of date of collection which can be up to 6 weeks in advance. This is based on the maximum collections possible on each day.
Where to put your items on collection day
- Items should be left outside your property on collection day. They need to be easily accessible and visible
- If we have to enter your property to collect your waste, we are unable to accept any responsibility for damage caused during the collection
Other ways to get rid of large items
Remember if your unwanted item is in good condition it could be donated to charity, or sold on a resale site such as eBay or Gumtree.
Items that cannot be donated can be disposed of for free at the tip.
If you have many items to dispose of it may be easier and more cost-effective to use a reputable skip hire company.
Please do not leave items out if you haven't arranged a collection. This is fly-tipping and is illegal.
Need assistance with this service?
Get in touch:
Recycling, Refuse and Waste
Page last updated: 18 May 2021