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Accepted items for bulk waste collection

What we will collect

Each household can arrange two free collections per year. Up to five items can be taken away per collection by the council’s Clean team.

We will provide a collection service for residents to dispose of any unwanted bulky furniture. Here is a list of what we can take:


  • appliances such as fridge, freezer, fridge-freezer. microwave, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, cooker
  • bathroom furniture (plastic only each item counts as one)
  • bike
  • carpet, floor covering & rugs - rolled & tied
  • furniture such as wardrobes, sofas, tables, shelves, desks, cabinet or cupboards, beds (base/frame and headboard is considered 1 item)
  • internal doors, no windows
  • mattresses
  • metal furniture and mirrors
  • sheds - need to be dismantled
  • small electrical appliances such as TV, vacuum cleaner, computers, lamps, kettles
  • water tanks (plastic)
  • up to 5 black bags (these cannot contain builder’s rubble/waste or any of the other items listed below)
  • up to 5 fence panels

What we will not collect

We cannot collect DIY or builders' waste. This is waste produced from home improvements and anything once part of the fabric, fixtures or fittings of your home. We collect residents' rubbish only. We will not collect waste produced by contractors, fitters etc.

We will not collect any waste from landlords (as well as managing agents and housing organisations), tradesman or businesses.

We won't collect:

  • American fridge (containing double doors that open from the middle outwards)
  • any glass
  • asbestos - the City of London can arrange an asbestos collection
  • builders' rubble/waste including plaster boards, tiles, wooden pallets
  • car parts and batteries
  • cast iron baths
  • chemicals, paint, oils, and gas bottles/canisters
  • decking
  • external doors, windows and garage doors
  • fire surrounds
  • fluorescent tubes
  • metal water tank
  • pianos
  • safes
  • snooker tables – full size
  • soil and trees
  • storage heaters
  • wheelchairs