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Coronavirus update: Please note that bulky waste collections will currently only be made from outside the person's property due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. Also, any booked bulky waste collection items will need to be placed outside at least three days prior to us collecting it. This is the recommended time for the virus to die on a surface. If they are small items please ensure they are securely bagged and tied, or boxed up, to avoid them blowing down the road.

Bulky waste collection

Bulky household waste collections are made in:

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

When you request a collection you will be contacted to confirm the actual collection date.

Please give at least 2 days notice of when you would like the collection to be made - the service is very popular.

Have you considered:

Please remember:

Commonly asked questions

What items can be taken?

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: empty 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

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?

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!

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

Please give at least 2 days notice of when you would like the collection to be made - the service is very popular.

Click to arrange a bulky items collection

Charges for bulky waste removal

Adur & Worthing Councils provide a bulky household waste collection service, at a charge dependent on the items you need collected and how difficult they are to collect:

Prices from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021:

  • Category 1 - £45.00
    (the equivalent of up to 3 items of furniture or 9 sacks)

  • Category 2 - £75.00
    (the equivalent of up to 6 items of furniture or 18 sacks)

  • Category 3 - £120.00
    (the equivalent of up to 12 items of furniture or 36 sacks)

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, prices correct as at 01-04-2020
  • 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 to 3 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

Click to arrange a bulky items collection

Alternatively ...

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

Items that cannot be donated to charity can be taken 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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