We offer a fridge and freezer collection service from households only:

  • we charge £13 per item
  • you can only book collections by telephone; contact us to arrange this and make a payment
  • make sure you book a collection day appropriate to the ward you live in - see below for collection days

You must leave items for collection in a suitable place outside where we can easily access them, for example, on a driveway or in a garden, but not on a public path, highway or verge.

You don't need to be present for us to collect your items.

Fridge and freezer collection days

We can collect fridges and freezers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays according to the ward you live in. Collection days are the same as for other bulky waste collections.

You should allow a minimum of 5 working days' notice when booking a collection. If you call the day before the scheduled collection date for your area, we can't guarantee that there will be available capacity to deal with your request.

Reusing or recycling household items

There are a number of ways you can reuse or recycle your household items:

  • York Freecycle - offer an item for free rather than throw it away
  • British Heart Foundation - collect furniture and electrical items free of charge
  • York Community Furniture Store - collect furniture and electrical items free of charge. They supply furniture and electrical goods to local households, offering discounts for people with proof of low-income

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