Bulky waste collections

Large household items

If you have unwanted items that are too big or heavy to put in your bin, and you can't take them to the  Recycling Village, we can collect them from your home.

Please note, bulky waste collections are only available for domestic properties - not businesses.

We can collect bulky items that you would normally take with you if you moved house, such as:

  • Furniture (beds, wardrobes, sofas)
  • White goods (fridges, freezers, washing machines)
  • Electrical equipment (computers, hi-fis)

Collections cost £23 for up to 8 items

Request a Bulky Waste collection


What items can be collected?

We can collect bulky items that you would normally take with you if you moved house, such as:

  • Furniture (beds, wardrobes, sofas)
  • White goods (fridges, freezers, washing machines)
  • Electrical equipment (computers, hi-fis)

For a full list, please see below.

Furniture

  • armchair
  • bed base
  • bed frame
  • bed guard
  • bedside cabinet
  • bench seat
  • bookcase
  • bureau
  • cabin bed
  • cabinet
  • cd storage unit
  • chair
  • chair bed
  • chest
  • chest of drawers
  • child's chair
  • child's table
  • china cabinet
  • clothes horse
  • coffee table
  • desk
  • dining chair
  • display cabinet
  • drawer
  • dressing table
  • dvd storage unit
  • folding bed
  • futon
  • headboard (bed)
  • mattress (from a bed)
  • nest of tables
  • ottoman
  • pouffe
  • rocking chair
  • settee
  • sideboard
  • sofa bed
  • stool
  • table
  • tall boy
  • tea chest
  • telephone seat
  • telephone table
  • tv stand
  • wardrobe (no glass doors) 
  • welsh dresser

Electrical and gas supplies

  • amplifier
  • carpet cleaning machine
  • cd player
  • computer (complete)
  • computer base/tower
  • computer desk
  • computer keyboard
  • computer monitor
  • computer printer
  • digibox
  • dishwasher
  • dvd player
  • electric cooker
  • electric fire
  • electric hob
  • electric oven
  • electric radiator
  • extractor unit (cooker)
  • freezer
  • fridge
  • fridge/freezer
  • gas cooker
  • gas heater (portable)
  • gas hob
  • gas oven
  • hi-fi
  • hi-fi unit
  • microwave cooker
  • radio
  • radiogram
  • record player
  • scanner
  • speaker
  • spin drier
  • television
  • tumble drier
  • video recorder
  • washing machine

Garden / outdoors / sports

  • barbeque (bbq)
  • basketball hoop
  • bicycle
  • bicycle carrier
  • bird table
  • canoe
  • car jack
  • car ramp
  • climbing frame
  • clothes line (rotary)
  • compost bin
  • deckchair
  • garden bench seat
  • garden chair
  • garden roller
  • garden table
  • garden tools
  • gazebo
  • hammock (garden)
  • hedge cutter
  • hosepipe
  • lawnmower
  • mower
  • netball post
  • paddling pool
  • picnic table
  • planter (ornamental)
  • pogo stick
  • sand pit
  • see saw
  • sledge
  • slide
  • strimmer
  • sun lounger (garden)
  • sun shade (garden)
  • swing (garden)
  • swing ball
  • swing seat
  • tent
  • trampoline
  • tricycle
  • water butt (plastic)
  • wheel clamp
  • wheelbarrow

Baby and children

  • baby bath
  • baby box
  • baby walker
  • bouncer chair (baby)
  • buggy
  • car seat (baby)
  • carry cot
  • carry cot stand
  • changing table (baby)
  • cot
  • cot mattress
  • cradle
  • crib
  • cuddly toy
  • doll's house
  • equipment stand (baby)
  • highchair
  • play pen
  • playhouse (plastic toy)
  • pram
  • push a long toy
  • pushchair
  • rocking horse
  • safety gate
  • sit and ride toy
  • toy activity table
  • toy bouncy castle
  • toy box
  • toy buggy
  • toy car
  • toy drum kit
  • toy fort
  • toy garage
  • toy goal posts
  • toy go-kart
  • toy kitchen
  • toy play gym
  • toy pramtoy quad bike
  • toy scooter
  • toy tractor
  • toy vehicle (motorised)
  • toy workbench
  • travel cot

Other household

  • aerial
  • air-con unit
  • aquarium
  • bar unit (home bar)
  • bath bar
  • bathroom cabinet
  • bathroom scales
  • bean bag
  • bin (litterbin)
  • blackboard
  • blinds
  • bread bin
  • brewing bin
  • candle holder
  • cardboard holder
  • cardboard role
  • carpet (if over 2 metres long, please cut up into manageable lengths)
  • carpet runners (bundle)
  • carpet tiles (bundle)
  • cd holder
  • Christmas tree (artificial)
  • clothes prop
  • clothes rail
  • coat stand
  • commode
  • curtain pole
  • curtain rail
  • curtains (pair)
  • cushion
  • dartboard
  • decoder
  • dehumidifier
  • demijohn
  • dog basket
  • dressmaker's dummy
  • dustbin
  • easel
  • electric guitar
  • exercise bike
  • exercise machine
  • extension cable
  • fan
  • filing cabinet
  • fire canopy
  • fire extinguisher (domestic)
  • fire guard
  • fish tank
  • fish tank stand
  • fishing rod
  • floor polisher
  • foot board
  • golf bag
  • grandfather clock
  • gripper rods (bundle)
  • heater (portable)
  • high pressure washer
  • hot plate
  • ironing board
  • karaoke
  • kennel
  • knitting machine
  • ladders
  • lamp
  • lamp (floor)
  • lampshade
  • linen basket
  • lino
  • mangle
  • mirror
  • model railway board
  • mop
  • moses basket
  • one arm bandit
  • organ
  • packaging
  • pan stand
  • paste table
  • pedal bin
  • pelmet
  • pet cage
  • pet carrier
  • picture
  • pinball machine
  • pool table (small)
  • pressure washer
  • projector screen
  • punch bag
  • quilt
  • rabbit hutch
  • roof rack
  • rowing machine
  • rug
  • safe
  • satellite dish
  • sewing machine
  • shelf unit
  • shoe rack
  • shopping trolley
  • skateboard
  • snooker table (small)
  • speaker stand (pair)
  • splash back
  • step (plastic)
  • storage box
  • suitcase
  • sunbed
  • surfboard
  • sewing bin
  • table football game
  • tool box
  • tools (hand)
  • trouser press
  • tv and video unit
  • typewriter
  • umbrella (large)
  • underlay
  • vacuum cleaner
  • vegetable rack
  • video tape storage unit
  • washing basket
  • waste (bag of) *no food waste
  • waste (box of) *no food waste
  • weight training unit
  • wheelchair
  • wicker basket
  • windbreak
  • wine rack
  • workbench
  • zinc tub

Items we cannot collect 

We can only collect items that you would usually take with you when you move house. 

Examples of items we cannot collect include: 

  • doors
  • kitchen units
  • bathroom suites
  • laminate flooring
  • glass doors from wardrobes
  • items over 2 metres (6ft) long 

For these items, please see House clearances.

We also cannot collect items that could risk the health and safety of our employees. This includes items that are:

  • too heavy / dangerous to lift
  • wet through (so please do not leave items outside for a long time before your collection) 
  • contaminated in some way and could be hazardous (so please do not leave items outside for a long time before your collection) 

Collection arrangements for bulky waste items

  1. Put your items out on your collection day by 7.30am. We will collect your items between 7.30am - 5pm.
  2. Do not place items out long before 7.30am as this may cause an obstruction and items may also get wet through meaning that we may not be able to take the items away.
  3. Place the items for collection on your property where you normally place your waste bins. Crews cannot enter your property, garage or shed.
  4. Do not overfill bags
  5. Items longer than 2 metres (6ft) may not be collected, so please cut up carpet into manageable lengths
  6. If you are putting your items in a back lane, please put your house number on the back door or wall
  7. Stack all items tidily in the same area
  8. The collection team will only remove the items stated on your request form

The information in the above checklist is intended as a general guide. 


Bulky waste collections FAQs


What happens to the items once they've been collected?

We will remove your old, unwanted items and recycle or dispose of them in an environmentally-friendly way that meets all legal requirements.

How else can I dispose of large items?

You can drop-off bulky items for free at the Recycling Village (tip).

Can I make changes or cancel my collection? 

Yes, to discuss cancelling or changing your collection, call the Customer Contact Centre as soon as possible on 0191 427 7000.

What if I have more than 8 items / items that aren't on the list?

If you have more than 8 items or have fixtures or fittings for collection such as a kitchen, bathroom suite, fireplace etc. then our house clearance service might be more suited to you.

For more information visit  house and garden clearances.

Can business get items collected? 

The bulky waste collection service is not for businesses. For information about what is available to businesses, see  Commercial waste

Come to us for:

  • a quality and trusted service
  • competitive prices
  • a service that meets your individual needs, and
  • advice on environmental issues

Which areas does the service cover?

We will collect items from across South Tyneside including South Shields, Hebburn, Jarrow, Boldon, Cleadon and Whitburn.


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