Wealden District Council

Bulky Household Waste Collections

Special collection for bulky items

If an item is at the end of its life, Wealden District Council, through its contractor Kier, provides a chargeable service for the removal of large or bulky items from domestic properties.

Other options for the removal of household items

Please carefully consider other methods of disposal before arranging a special collection, as we cannot guarantee that items we collect will not end up being destroyed.

If you feel that someone else could make use of the item that you wish to dispose of check the list of Charities that accept items for reuse (pdf) to find some ways to reuse it. Also, try checking our Recyclopaedia, an A-Z directory of information about re-using many everyday items.

Furniture, fridges, etc, can be taken to a Household Waste Recycling Site (external link) free of charge.

What we do

The Council and Kier can:

  • Collect unwanted household items from domestic properties.
  • Provide free quotes for the collection of more than 9 items or unusual items.

Examples of items we collect

Items that we collect include the following:

  • Fridges,
  • Televisions,
  • Washing machines,
  • Beds,
  • Sofas,
  • Plastic baths,
  • Lawn mowers,
  • Cookers,
  • Boilers (an extra large item).

What we don't do

Unfortunately we are not able to provide the following services:

  • House clearances
  • Asbestos collection
  • Builders' waste collection
  • Flammable material collection
  • Storage Heaters collection 

Price

The minimum charge for a special collection is £52.00 for up to 3 items. Additional items are £10.50 per item.

If you would like a quote for a special collection please contact us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Special arrangements and requirements

Please be aware of the following guidance with regard to special collections:

  • If the item to be removed is not on the list please contact us using the details below for more information.
  • Items should be outside your property for collection. Our contractors are not insured to enter the property. We will only enter if we are given permission by the owner on the understanding that we are not liable for any damage to the property.
  • Only items that have been agreed will be collected. Please do not ask the contractor to collect additional items.
  • Doors on fridges and freezers must be taped shut.

Request a special collection 

To arrange a special collection please contact us using the contact details at the bottom of the page. The items are normally collected within 10 working days. Please ensure the items are outside and are accessible at all times.

Payment methods

We accept the following payment methods: 

  • Credit or Debit Cards: Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro (credit card payments will incur a 2% surcharge)

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