Bulky waste collection

Our bulky waste collection service is for items which cannot be recycled or disposed of in your household collection or communal bins. This includes items of furniture and household appliances.

We charge for this service, but discounts are available for people over 60 and those receiving certain benefit payments.

  • No Fly-tipping – putting items on the pavement for removal or beside a communal bin is illegal.

Alternatives to paying for us to collect your items

Before you ask someone to collect an unwanted item, can you get rid of it another way?

  • if it's in good condition, give it to someone who could use it
  • if you can get it there, take it to your nearest recycling centres.
  • donate it - there are organisations who may collect for free

Local organisations that collect and reuse furniture and household goods

The organisations listed in the table below may be able to collect your unwanted bulky furniture and household goods for free. Use the contact details below to find out if they can collect your item/s and arrange a collection.

Furniture donation services Contact
Emmaus Brighton & Hove 01273 426480
Magpie Co-operative 01273 677577
YMCA 01273 885505
Martletts 01273 721188
Now! Charity (Based in Lewes) 01273 487377
Age UK 01273 476704 ext 122

 

What we can collect

 Any small items need to be bagged or boxed up by material type if possible. For example, garden waste in a bag and toys in a box. This is because they are recycled by material type.

We cannot collect building waste like rubble, asbestos, plasterboard, kitchen or bathroom units and storage heaters. A small amount of building waste from DIY can be taken to the recycling centres. If you have large amounts of building waste you should employ a registered waste company or hire a skip.

Arrange a collection

large image of furniture being removedPlease take time to check the cost of the items you are looking to have removed. We normally require around two days' notice to ensure you get your preferred booking. We must be able to collect items safely and easily from your property.

When you are ready, call KSD Group Environmental Services between 8am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday on 01273 608142 to arrange the collection.

We run 25 collections per day and at the end of the day the items are taken for recycling where possible or alternatively for safe disposal.

Discounts

If you are over 60 years old, or receive any of the following, then we offer a 50% discount on the bulky waste collection service. In order to receive this discount we require your national insurance number when you book. This is used to confirm you are entitled to the discount.

  • Receive income support

  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Job Seekers Allowance

  • Incapacity Benefit

  • Disability Living Allowance

 

Price of collection

The maximum price per collection is £130, or £65 if you receive the discounted price.

  standard price discounted price
Maximum price for one collection

£130

£65

Single bed base

£10.90

£5.45

Single bed mattress

£10.90

£5.45

Double bed base

£21.20

£10.60

Double bed mattress (including king size)

£21.20

£10.60

Chest of drawers

£20.30

£10.15

Small chest of drawers, bed side table etc.

£12.90

£6.45

TV (up to 15 inch screen)

£11.70

£5.85

TV (over 15 inch screen)

£19.50

£9.75

Armchair

£13.50

£6.75

Sofa/Settee

£20.30

£10.15

Sofa bed

£31.20

£15.60

Coffee table (average size)

£11.50

£5.75

Computer monitor

£11.50

£5.75

Upright piano (no grand piano collections)

£70.20

£35.10

Dining room or garden chair

£4.70

£2.35

Cooker (must be fully disconnected)

£26.00

£13.00

Tumble dryer

£26.00

£13.00

Washing machine (must be fully disconnected)

£31.20

£15.60

Dish washer (must be fully disconnected)

£26.00

£13.00

Microwave

£12.50

£6.25

Hoover

£11.50

£5.75

Door

£12.90

£6.45

Small shed - maximum of 6 feet by 5 feet - no asbestos - must be broken down

£70.20

£35.10

Average price for for each half cubic metre (about five tied black sacks)

£19.80

£9.90

Recliner armchair

£22.50

£11.70

Electrically operated armchair

£23.40

£11.70

Under counter fridge or freezer (domestic size)

£25.70

£19.50

Fridge freezer or chest freezer

£39.00

£18.75

Any unlisted, bagged or boxed items will be quoted on the day and priced by size and weight. There is no obligation to use the service. If you are happy with the quote you can pay them on the day, if not then the team will leave without charge to you.