Bigger items in your home that do not fit into your bin

You can take bigger items for free to the Household Waste & Recycling Centre or pay a small fee for the collection of your items.


  • Collections cost £20 for up to 6 household items, such as a sofa, bed, mattress, wardrobe, chair and table.
  • Electrical Items are charged £10 for the first item then £7.50 for each additional item

Items that contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) will also be charged £20 for up to 6 items. These items will be collected separately from any other waste. Click here for more on POP's - Nottingham City Council.

Council Tax Support free collection

Residents receiving Council Tax Support are entitled to one free collection every 12 months – Have your council tax reference number ready if you’d like to claim your free collection.

Electrical items charge

Electrical items are charged at £10 for the first item and £7.50 for additional items. Smaller electrical items can be recycled for free at our local drop-off points across the city.

Donating unwanted goods to charities and organisations

Many charities and organisations may be interested in your second-hand items if they are in good condition. Please consider donating your items if they are in usable condition.

Book a Bulky Waste Collection

Completing this service should take around 5 minutes.

To complete this service you will need.

  • list of bulky waste items
  • your address
  • your contact details

Changes to collections of upholstered seating, many items of upholstered seating contain high levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). These were used as flame retardants in covers and foams.  This means we will collect these items separately from normal waste.  More information on POP.

Please ensure your items:

  • Are left at the edge of the property (where your bins would normally be collected) before 7 am on the day of your booking
  • Are kept separate from any items you don’t want removed
  • Are manageable by two people and no more than 6 foot in length, to fit into the vehicle

We can only collect your items if:

  • Any gates are left unlocked
  • Only items listed when booking a collection will be collected 
  • Soft furnishings that can soak up water must be covered and kept dry
  • Glass and mirrors (including door panels) must be covered with cardboard and masking tape
  • Microwaves should have the glass plates removed
  • Fridges and freezers should have food removed and be defrosted
  • Wood and laminate flooring are in pieces no more than 6ft long. They should be tied in bundles and have any sharp items (i.e. nails) removed
  • Any recliners (armchairs and sofas) must be separated to reduce the weight, ensuring all upholstery remains intact and any mechanisms are removed before collection

We collect white goods separately to other items, so your items may be collected at different times.

There is a charge for the collection of electrical items of £10 for the first item and £7.50 for any additional item.

Book a Bulky Waste Collection

Cancelling a Collection

If you need to cancel your bulky waste collection, please follow the instructions in the confirmation email that you would have been sent when requesting the collection. 

We cannot collect the following items:

These items are hazardous, and it is not safe for the collection teams if you dispose of them in this way

There are legal requirements on how to dispose of these items

You can take some of these items to your local tip at Redfield Road, Lenton

  • Bricks, rubble, tiles and soil (including marble and stone fire surrounds)
  • Scaffolding poles and similarly sized metal poles

These items damage our machinery

  • Car Parts
  • Bike tyres (bike frames are allowed)
  • Business or commercial waste
  • Items removed from properties by private landlords
  • Household waste that should go in your general, recycling or garden bin

This service is for large items of household waste that either do not fit in the bin (e.g. furniture) or cannot be put out for your regular bin collection (e.g. a television)

If a business made the waste, it must not be disposed of through this service.

Smaller items of household waste, recycling and garden waste can be disposed of in your usual bin collections


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Free alternative disposal options

Please consider these alternatives to give unwanted items a new home, as there are many charities and organisations that may be interested in second-hand furniture and appliances if they are in good condition:

  • British Heart Foundation can collect furniture and electrical items by filling in a web form on their website (look for "Book a free Collection"). Visit: Nottingham Furniture & Electrical Store - BHF
  • Freecycle is an online swap shop! Give your old furniture a second lease of life and find that item you have been looking everywhere for, for free! Visit: Freecycle: Nottingham Group
  • Haven Housing Trust is a Nottingham charity that can accept donations of clean furniture and household goods and arrange a free collection. Tel: 0115 9856546, Visit: Haven Housing Trust
  • Redfield Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre is a special facility in Nottingham where you can take your separated recycling, garden, and household waste. Local Tip Waste and Recycling Centre - Nottingham City Council
  • Furniture Project Nottinghamshire. Donate your items such as furniture, textiles, electrical items and kitchen appliances, providing they are in a reusable condition; they will pick them up for free and give them to people and families in times of need. Visit: Donate Furniture – The Furniture Project Nottinghamshire

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Contact Us

Waste Collection
Eastcroft Depot
London Road

Tel: 0115 915 2000

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