What can I do with large/unusual items that I need to dispose of?
How can I request a bulky uplift?
What can be collected via bulky uplift?
What is the charge for a bulky uplift?
How long will it take to get a bulky uplift following my request?
Can I arrange a bulky uplift for my waste if I am redecorating?
Each Local Authority provides a service for uplifting bulky household items. This must be requested by telephone, Internet or at your local office, and may involve a charge. It is advised that you only include items that are made entirely from one material so that they can be recycled. To find contacts and details of this service, such as what items are accepted in your area, please click here. Alternatively, to find out if your local Recycling Centre accepts the item you want to dispose of, please click here. You may also be able to donate your unwanted items to community groups in your area to be reused by others. For details of community groups in your area, please click here.
You may be able to arrange an uplift by telephone, at your local office or online. For contacts in your area please click here.
This varies depending on the guidelines in your Local Authority. As a general rule, only items from your household can be uplifted, such as furniture, electrical items and white goods. Waste generated by tradesmen, eg bathroom or kitchen suites, will not be uplifted, as the contractor is obliged to dispose of any waste that they generate. For details of items that are accepted in your area, please click here.
This varies between Local Authorities and some provide a free service for residents to have their bulky waste uplifted. This may depend on the items that you need uplifted and on the area in which you live. For prices in your area, please click here.
This varies between three and fourteen days, depending on the Local Authority area in which you live. It may be required that your Local Authority receives payment before the uplift can take place. When placing your request, these details will be made clear and you will be told the date and time of your uplift. To find out more, click here for contacts in your area.
This depends on the specific guidelines in your Local Authority. Generally, bulky uplifts will only collect household waste, which does not include commercial building waste. This means that any waste generated by the work of tradesmen, such as bathroom or kitchen suites, should be removed by the contractor, or it may incur a special charge. Some Local Authorities will not accept any waste of this kind, including DIY and decorating waste, so it is advisable to check what is acceptable when arranging an uplift. To find out what items are accepted in your area please click here.