Bulky waste

We provide a chargeable service for the collection of bulky waste items which are too large for your regular household and recycling collections.

Types of household bulky waste we collect

  • Bed bases and mattresses
  • Televisions and computer monitors
  • White goods (washing machines, dishwashers, fridges, freezers, cookers, microwaves)
  • Furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, footstools, dressing tables, wardrobes, drawers)
  • Carpets and lino/vinyl
  • Bicycles

You can also visit our reduce, reuse and recycle webpage for ideas on how you can donate large items for reuse. 

Bulky waste collection costs 

  • £40.35 for up to five items
  • £62.30 for a collection of six to twelve items

Both the above charges include a non-refundable administration fee of £20.20.

If you receive Council Tax Support you may be entitled to a 50 per cent reduction of the cost of a bulky waste collection, for up to five items only. 

Book a bulky waste collection

Call 01234 718060 and pay by credit or debit card. 

Items must be placed at the front of the property by 6am on the arranged day of collection.

Please be aware there is a non-refundable administration fee of £20.20 if a booking is cancelled once payment has been made.

We must receive a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of a cancellation to qualify for a part refund.

Larger household bulky waste items

We can also collect the items listed below, however we will need to visit and provide a quote for removing the items. There is no charge for the visit if you decide not to accept the quote.

  • Doors
  • Windows and window frames
  • Baths
  • Sinks
  • Pipe work
  • Refuse, rubble/bricks and cardboard boxes
  • Garden waste
  • Kitchen units
  • Wall units and radiators

The larger household bulky waste quotation service is currently unavailable while the Council is prioritising the regular collection of bins. We are keeping this service under review and will look to restart it as soon as we can.

Rural bulky waste collection service

Collection dates for 2024 will be published soon.

Please read the Rural bulky waste collection service terms and conditions (PDF) before you use this service.

Details regarding the rural bulky collection dates and locations are subject to change. Please check details before visiting the sites.

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Barkers Lane, Bedford will accept a range of items as well as general domestic rubbish. For further information on the HWRC please visit our waste recycling centre page.  

This service is provided for domestic waste only. It is illegal to dispose of business waste via this service. Anyone observed disposing of business waste will be reported and may be prosecuted.