Collection of bulky items

Bulky household items

We offer a household bulky waste collection service for all households in the district on request. The service is charged for, and must be pre-arranged and paid for, before collection can be organised.

How much does it cost?

We will collect up to seven items for £29.50  You can arrange and pay, using the bulky collection request form.

Once we have received your request and payment, you will be contacted within one working day by our contractor, who will call you to arrange a date to come and collect your items. The items must be left outside, ready for collection on that designated date. Please be aware that once your order has been placed you cannot add any further items to your list.

What can be collected?

As a general rule these collections are only for items that you would take with you when you move house such as:

  • Bed (headboard, mattress and base count as three items)
  • Bookcase
  • Chest of drawers
  • Computer monitor/TV
  • Desk
  • Dining room chairs (four count as one item)
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Sofa
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Washing machine
  • Cooker
  • Piano (only if dismantled)
  • Carpet (manageable rolls no more than three and a half feet long)

Items excluded from the bulky household waste collection service

We are unable to collect DIY/demolition waste or fixtures and fittings under this service for example:

  • Bathroom suites
  • Kitchen units
  • Window units/glass
  • Doors
  • Bricks
  • Rubble/soil
  • Garden fencing/posts

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Bulky household items may also be taken to Northamptonshire County Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres (often known as the Tip or Dump). 


We cannot take asbestos on our household bulky waste collections.  Northamptonshire County Council offer a permit scheme for taking limited amounts of this potentially harmful material to their Brackmills waste transfer station in Northampton.  Please look at the Pollution Control - asbestos page for more information.

For larger amounts of asbestos, or if you do not want to handle this material yourself, please look in your local directory or on the internet for specialist companies that are equipped to deal with this material.