Bulky waste

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.

Collection service

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.

For more information, find about out the Ipswich Re-use Shop or search for a charity shop in Suffolk

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.

 

Outside the Foxhall Re-use Shop

Outside the Ipswich Re-use Shop in the Foxhall Household Waste Recycling Centre.