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Bulky item collection

Gloucester City Council offers a chargeable bulky items collection service. Please read information below before arranging a collection.

Once you have arranged a collection you need to present the items on the kerbside for 7am, the items must be empty.

Which items we will collect?

The items we collect include:

  • Beds and bedroom furniture
  • Sofas, settees and lounge furniture
  • Fridges, freezers, cookers and microwaves
  • Dishwashers, washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Rotary clothes line, lawn mowers and barbeques
  • Carpets and underlay
  • Wardrobes, chest of drawers, tables and chairs
  • Dining room tables, chairs, other free standing furniture
  • Televisions, videos, computers, monitors, printers and TV cabinets
  • Cots, prams and high chairs
  • Garden furniture

Items we will NOT collect

  • Builders waste, garden or domestic waste
  • Fixtures and fittings (doors and windows etc.)
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Kitchen units
  • Bathroom suites 

Number of items we will collect and how much it costs

  • We will collect a maximum of 6 items, however, up to three items will be charged at £24 and each additional item will cost £8.
  • For anyone receiving Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support, the charge is reduced to £12 for the first three items and each additional item will cost £4. 

Small electrical household items (WEEE)

Please see the items we collect.

Booking a bulky item collection

Please phone: 01452 396 396

Where and when to leave your items

Our Customer Services officers will advise you where to leave your items for collection. Normally, this will be in the same place as you leave your refuse / recycling bins for collection. Items need to be presented for 07:00 on the day of the collection. At the same time, you will also be advised of the date of the collection.

Have you got large items to be removed which could be recycled?

Some shops are currently closed, do not leave your items outside the shop as this is fly-tipping.

Many items we throw away haven't reached the end of their useful life. Why dispose of an item when someone else could re-use it? There are a number of organisations in Gloucester that take bulky household items that are in good condition and conforming with fire regulations.

You could contact one of the organisations below to see if they could recycle your unwanted items.

Furniture Recycling Project
Phone: 01452 302 303 or email gloucester@frpglos.org.uk

Emmaus Gloucester
Phone: 01452 413 095 or email info@emmausglos.org.uk

British Heart Foundation Re-Use Shop ​
Phone: 0844 412 5000 

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