Bulky waste collections

We can collect up to 10 unwanted items of 'bulky items' from your property. These items can include furniture, bed bases, mattresses, garden chairs, and other larger household items.

Booking a bulky item collection

We currently charge £43 to collect up to 10 bulky items.

Some special terms apply:

  • each small item counts as 1 item; for example, removing a bed which includes a base, a mattress and a headboard would count as 3 items
  • cast iron baths and pianos are assessed on an individual basis
  • if we need to assess your bulky items, we'll let you know the cost of removal before we arrange collection

You can only book bulky item collections by telephone; you will need to contact us to arrange a collection and make a payment. If you require a next day collection, please call before midday.

Please ensure you book a bulky item collection day appropriate to your ward/area - see below for collection days.

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Putting bulky items out for collection

You must not place any items for collection on any public spaces, highways or verges. You should leave your items in a suitable place outside where we can easily access them, for example, on your driveway or in your garden.

Please note:

  • you should leave your items out by 8.00am on the day of collection
  • you can put items out a number of days before the collection is due
  • you do not need to be present at the time

We will not enter a property to remove bulky items under any circumstances.

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Fridges, freezers and asbestos

Find out how we can also help with removal of fridges and freezers.

We offer a bonded asbestos collection service on the same days as bulky items; however, you should allow a minimum of 5 working days for this.

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Bulky items we cannot collect

We cannot collect any of the following items:

  • trade waste
  • fluorescent tubes
  • domestic household waste (for example, bagged waste that goes into a wheelie bin or bin bag)
  • garden waste (for example: bags of leaves, cuttings, bushes, tree branches)
  • builders' waste (for example: plasterboard, rubble, masonry)
  • gas bottles
  • whole or damaged panes of glass (for example: glass in a window frame or loose window panes; glass in a door frame. We will take glass that is secure, for example, in a microwave or old-style TV as long as it is not broken)
  • any soiled products (for example: mattresses, sofas or soft furnishings)
  • tyres

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Bulky item collection days

We only collect items on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays according to the ward you live in. Please make sure you book a bulky item collection on the correct day for your ward.


  • Clifton
  • Haxby and Wigginton
  • Huntington and New Earswick
  • Rawcliffe and Clifton Without
  • Strensall


  • Acomb
  • Bishopthorpe
  • Copmanthorpe
  • Dringhouses and Woodthorpe
  • Holgate
  • Rural West York
  • Westfield
  • Woodthorpe


  • Fishergate
  • Fulford and Heslington
  • Guildhall
  • Heworth
  • Heworth Without
  • Hull Road
  • Micklegate
  • Osbaldwick and Derwent Ward
  • Wheldrake

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Reusing or recycling household items

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

  • York Freecycle - this group is open to all residents of York who want to offer an item for free rather than throw it away
  • British Heart Foundation - collects furniture and electrical items for free
  • York Community Furniture Store - collects furniture and electrical items; they supply furniture and electrical goods to York households, offering discounts for people with proof of low-income

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