Bulky household waste service

If you've got some household rubbish that's too big for your bin - like an old fridge, television, a mattress or a chair - we can collect it. 

How to arrange a collection

When you book your collection you need to tell us exactly which items you want us to remove. Any items that are not detailed on your original request will not be collected.

Live in a House

If you live in a house/bungalow:

Please make sure the items are outside your house, but still on your property, by 7.45am on the day of collection.

  • All soft furnishings and mattresses MUST be covered to protect them from the elements. All coverings will be removed for disposal unless stated otherwise. Any item that is soaked and not protected will not be removed. No refund will be given.
  • Glass must be wrapped or taped. Any sharp edges must be covered. Any item not meeting this requirement will not be removed. No refund will be given.

Items must be left on your drive or nearest pavement to the road on the morning of your collection.

Please note we do not collect items from within garages/sheds or within your property.

 

Live in a Flat

If you live in a council flat, or a private flat within a council block:

On your day of collection please make sure the items are outside your property, but still on your property, by 7.45am on the day of collection.

  • All soft furnishings and mattresses MUST be covered to protect them from the elements. All coverings will be removed for disposal unless stated otherwise. Any item that is soaked and not protected will not be removed. No refund will be given.
  • Glass must be wrapped or taped. Any sharp edges must be covered. Any item not meeting this requirement will not be removed. No refund will be given.

On your day of collection items must be placed outside in the communal areas and access must be made available on the day of collection, failure to provide access will result in non-collection, no refund will be given. Collection crews do not have keys to gain access to communal areas.

Please do not place items outside your front door, on the landings or in any communal area before the morning of the collection (this is in breach of tenancy conditions and fire regulations).

 

Collection of waste upholstered domestic seating containing POPs

Legislation from the Environment Agency on the management and disposal of waste upholstered domestic seating containing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) has affected the way the council collects and stores waste that may contain POPs. POPs are poisonous chemical substances that break down slowly and get into food chains as a result. From 1st January 2023 this waste cannot be disposed of in landfill and is required to be incinerated. For further details on the POPs guidance and legislation, please visit the gov.uk website here (external link).

Waste upholstered domestic seating that may contain POPs includes:

  • Sofas
  • Sofa beds
  • Armchairs
  • Kitchen and dining room chairs
  • Stools and foot stools
  • Home office chairs
  • Futons
  • Bean bags, floor and sofa cushions

This includes any part made of or containing leather, synthetic leather, other fabric, or foam. For further details visit gov.uk here (external link).

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that may contain POPs includes:

  • Office equipment – non-household type such as photocopiers and printers
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Cables and granulated cable plastics
  • Plastic cases from, display devices (flat panel displays and cathode ray tubes)

For further details visit gov.uk here (external link).

Bulky waste collections will still take place as normal, however residents should do the following when requesting a bulky waste collection:

  • Please cover any items that may contain POPs that are damaged, ripped or torn with sheeting or tarp and secure with tape. Please note, any items that are not securely covered will not be collected.
  • Please present items that may contain POPs separate from other items you may present for bulky waste collection (i.e., not touching).
  • If you are uncertain whether an item may contain POPs, please securely cover any damage to the item and present it for collection separately.

For further information on POPs guidance please visit our dedicated page by clicking here.

 

When do we collect?

We have collection days for specific areas across the Borough.

Your collection will be allocated as per your area on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 07:45 -15:45 or Friday 07:45-13:45.

You will be allocated your day at the time of booking. (please make a note of your collection day, as missed collections are not refundable)

We do not collect on weekends or Bank Holidays.

Monday

Appley Bridge, Bispam Green, Crawford, Dalton, Newburgh, Parbold, Roby Mill, Tontine, Up Holland, Wrightington

Tuesday

Ashurst, Birch Green, Clay Brow, Digmoor, Elmers Green, Fosters Green, Gillibrands, Holland Moor, Holland Park, Little Digmoor, New Church Farm, Old Skelmersdale, Pimbo, Tanhouse, Yewdale

Wednesday

Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Downholland, Great Altcar, Halsall, Haskayne, Ormskirk, Simonswood, Westhead

Thursday

Banks, Crossens, Hesketh Bank, Holmeswood, Mere Brow, Rufford, Scarisbrick, Sollom, Tarleton

Friday

Burscough, Lathom

 

Who collects?

Your items will be collected by the Council's Clean & Green Service

 

How much does it cost?  

  • 1 white good (domestic only)                           £12.00
  • Up to 3 white goods (domestic only)                £16.00
  • Up to 5 household items (no white goods)       £13.00
  • 6 - 10 household items (no white goods)          £25.50
  • Over 10 items - Please make additional booking of 5 or 10 items

Example of item units:

  • 3-piece suite = 3 items
  • Bed (base and mattress) = 2 items
  • Double Divan Bed (2x base and mattress) =3 items
  • Pieces of wood securely tied into bundles = 1 item (if these items are not securely tied together, they will not be removed)
  • Wardrobes = 1 item (if it’s broken up it needs to be in a bundle)
  • If you have a total of 16 items, please make separate bookings i.e. booking for 10 items, booking for 5 items, booking for 1 item.

 

Additional items for collection  

If you have booked a collection and wish to amend it or to add more items, you must call customer services on 01695 577177 before 12.00pm noon the working day before the collection is scheduled for.

 

What we don't collect

We will not collect garden waste, electrical items, building materials, metal, engine oil, car parts, glass, asbestos, pressurised gas containers, corrosive or other dangerous chemicals.

You may be able to take some of these items to your local household waste recycling centre - please check what they accept before making a journey. Please note we do not provide a service for house clearances. 

Garden Waste can be collected via our Garden Waste Collection (This is a subscription service)

 

Garden Waste can be disposed of via your local refuge and recycling centre.

https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/refuse-recycling/garden-waste-collections.aspx

 

 

 

https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/refuse-recycling/household-waste-recycling-centres.aspx

 

Asbestos disposal

Please follow these links

https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/environment/environmental-issues/asbestos.aspx

 

https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/refuse-recycling/household-waste-recycling-centres.aspx

 

Garden rubble/concrete to be disposed of via local refuge and recycling centre.

 

 

https://www.westlancs.gov.uk/refuse-recycling/household-waste-recycling-centres.aspx

 

 

Charity Donations

If you would like to donate your household waste to charities, please click on the links below

https://hopecharityshop.com/donate/

https://www.ilovefreegle.org/

 

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