Find out what bulky waste includes, how to get it collected by your local waste collection authority or find out how to re-use and recycle bulky items.
Bulky waste includes items such as discarded furniture, large appliances and plumbing fixtures.
Your local waste collection authority offers a chargeable collection service for large items. Charges vary according to where you live.
Choose your local area for prices and more information about arranging a collection:
Re-use and recycle your bulky items
Donate to charity
Local charity shops and community organisations can re-use good quality furniture and household goods. This helps both local people and the environment.
Some of these organisations may be able to collect from your home if the items have a resale value, like the British Heart Foundation across West Suffolk. Items such as sofas, chairs and beds must carry fire safety labels.
Offer your item on a re-use website
If your items are still in good condition or too good to throw away, you can advertise on a re-use website like Freecycle or Gumtree.
Take your goods to a recycling centre
You can take most bulky items to one of our recycling centres where you can donate for re-use.
Sofas, chairs and beds must carry fire safety labels to donate for re-use. You can recycle these at the recycling centre without the labels.