Have you got bulky waste to dispose of? Read
the options below to find out what to do with your old item(s):
Option 1 -
Donate for Reuse - For bulky waste which is in good
enough condition for reuse.
Option 2 –
Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) - For when it
can't be reused.
Option 3 –
Bulky Waste Collection - For bulky waste unable to be
taken to the HWRC.
Option 1 – Donate for Reuse
If you have good quality furniture or
electrical appliances that you no longer need, then you can donate
it to one of Bedford Borough’s reuse organisations. Some
reuse organisations collect bulky items from your property and will
also accept electrical equipment and appliances.
Go to our Reduce and Reuse page
for more information.
Option 2 – Household Waste Recycling Centre
Take furniture, white goods and other
electrical appliances not suitable for reuse to Bedford’s HWRC at
Barker’s Lane. Other items such as small electrical appliances
(e.g. toasters, kettles, irons), DIY waste and green garden
waste are also accepted for recycling.
Go to our Household
Waste Recycling Centre page for more information.
Option 3 – Bulky Waste
Bedford Borough Council operates a special
service for the collection of bulky household waste items, such as
furniture and white goods, which are not suitable for reuse. There
is a £32 charge made for each bulky waste collection, of up
to 5 items. However, if you receive Council Tax and/or Housing
benefits, you may be entitled to a 50% reduction in
the cost of a bulky waste collection. Please be aware that there is
a non-refundable administration fee charged if you cancel the
collection once payment has been made.
ITEMS MUST BE READY FOR COLLECTION WITHIN 5
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR PAYMENT BEING PROCESSED. BOOKINGS CANNOT
BE MADE MORE THAN 5 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
In addition, residents in
rural areas benefit from a free yearly rural bulky waste service.
Go to our Rural Bulky Waste page to find out more about
Items that can be
collected using bulky waste collection service
- Free standing items of furniture
- Electric/push along lawn mowers
- Cookers etc.
As a rule, these are generally items that you would take with
you if you moved house.
How do I arrange a
You can arrange a bulky waste collection by calling Customer
Services on 01234 718060 and paying by
credit/debit card. Please make sure you have a list of the items
you require collecting before you call.
Alternatively, you can complete our bulky
waste request form and post it to us along with a cheque. You
can get a form by either printing a
copy, by visitng the Customer Services Centre in Bedford or
contacting Customer Services.
Cheques should be made payable to Bedford
Borough Council and the collection will be arranged once funds have