Bulky Household Waste Collections

Are you getting rid of your unwanted furniture or electrical items? Is it in good condition? Could someone else reuse it?

Some items are just too good to not be reused by someone. Before contacting the Council why not consider donating your items to an organisation where they can be reused by someone in need. It’s quick, easy and free to pass on your items and some items can even be collected for free.

The NOW Charity will collect furniture and electrical goods free of charge from residents across East Sussex.  Reusing helps the environment as well as being a great way to benefit the local community.

What to do if your bulky item isn’t suitable for reuse

If you think your unwanted item is not suitable for reuse, you can take it to the Household Waste Recycling Site for disposal.

Alternatively, the Council is able to offer residents a chargeable service for the removal of large or bulky items from domestic properties.

Bulky Waste Collection Service

How much it costs

The minimum charge for a bulky waste collection is £55.00 for up to three items. Additional items are charged at £11.00 each.

Examples of common bulky waste items we collect can be found below:

What we can collect

  • Fridges
  • Televisions
  • Washing machines
  • Beds
  • Headboards
  • Mattresses
  • Sofas
  • Plastic baths
  • Lawn mowers
  • Cookers

What we cannot collect

  • Asbestos
  • Builders’ waste,
  • Flammable material
  • Storage heaters
  • Garden waste

Should you require a house clearance contact a private contractor. You have a duty of care to ensure your waste is managed properly.

Special arrangements and requirements

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

  • You will be aware that social distancing measures to protect the public remain in place.  Accordingly, any items to be removed must be placed in an easily accessible location outside of the house for 7am on the day of collection.  They must also be accessible to our operatives without needing to breach social distancing rules.  If on arrival items cannot be accessed or removed safely, they will not be collected and a refund will not be given.

  • If the item to be removed is not on the list, please contact us using the details below for more information.
  • Items must be outside your property for collection. Our contractors are not insured to enter the property.
  • Only items that have been agreed and paid for will be collected. Please do not ask the contractor to collect additional items.
  • Doors on fridges and freezers must be taped shut.
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Book a bulky waste collection

If you would like to arrange a bulky waste collection please complete our online form. Bookings can be taken up to 10 days in advance of the collection. 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, Solo, Mastercard Maestro