Bulky Waste - Having a clear out? We can help!
Old sofa? Fridge? Carpet? No problem! SKDC's waste and recycling team can take and dispose of your unwanted bulky items.
Bulky items are household items, such as furniture or electricals, that can't be collected in your normal waste collection. We will collect these from your property but we will charge for collection, the charges are outlined below. Once payment has been made, we will collect the item from outside your property on a day agreed with you at the time of booking. You don't have to be in at the time, as long as the item is easily accessible from your property.
Most of the items that we collect as bulk waste will not be reused or recycled. If your item is too good to be landfilled you may wish to give it to someone who can make use of it. The British Heart Foundation will collect furniture and appliances that are in useable condition. Alternately you could list them on your local Freecycle group website where you can offer your item to anyone that would like it and they will come and collect it from you. There are groups all over Lincolnshire, just choose the one closest to you. Both of these options cost you nothing but help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
You can, of course, take bulky items yourself to your nearest household waste site in Lincolnshire.
However, if you would like us to remove your item/s for you we can do so. There is a charge for this service.
How much does it cost?
Bulk items are charged at £11 for the first item and £5 each for all other items. However, fridges and freezers are charged separately at £11 due to the disposal costs of these items. So, for example, if you wanted a sofa and chair collecting that would be £16 but if you wanted a sofa and fridge collecting that would be £22.
Please note that charges apply to each single item collected (so a three-piece suite, for example, is three bulk waste items).
What we can collect
We collect all types of white goods (such as fridges and washing machines) as well as items of furniture. We will also collect kitchen units and bathroom suites. Charges depend on the number of items involved and if you have an unusual item or a large amount of waste one of our officers will need to visit to assess the cost.
We are not able to collect radiators, builder's rubble, bricks, concrete or paving slabs.
We are unable to remove gas bottles and suggest you ring the suppliers - the telephone number is usually printed on the item.
How to request and pay for a bulk item collection
You can request and pay for a bulk item collection:
- By phone Tel: 01476 40 60 80
- We are currently changing our method of online payment and this will be available soon.
There have been cases recently where scrap metal collectors have taken away white goods where customers have paid SKDC to take them away.
All bulky collections from SKDC will be carried out by employees wearing an SKDC high visibility jacket driving an SKDC vehicle. If you are unsure you can ask for identification as all SKDC employees will have this available if asked.
How you can help us
Please make sure your items are out at the front of your property for collection by 7.30am on the day of collection. Keep them close to the kerb but not on the road.
If you have any questions about this service or are not sure if the item you want removing qualifies for bulk item collection, please contact us on 01476 40 60 80.