Bulky waste collection service

Arrange a collection of larger items of household waste from your home.

How much the bulky waste collection service costs

  • Up to three bulky items for £38 (one item would still cost £38)
  • Four to six bulky items for £76
  • Seven to nine bulky items for £114

How the bulky waste collection service works

Once you have booked a collection, we will give you a collection day (Monday - Friday) and we will collect your bulky waste from 7am.

You must put your bulky items outside your property for collection.

To check which items we can collect, please see the table below.

Recycle your items instead

Before making your booking, have you considered giving your item to someone, who could make use of it?

Rather than send it to landfill, you could advertise your item for free on Freegle, Freecycle or another similar website to see if someone can reuse it.

Alternatively, charities such as British Heart Foundation can collect good quality items for free.

How to book a collection

By phone:

Call our Customer Services team using the contact details on this page. We accept all major debit and credit cards (excluding American Express).

In person:

At the Council Offices, Farnborough Road, Farnborough. You can pay with all major debit and credit cards (excluding American Express).

If you want to amend or cancel your booking, please contact our team by midday, the day before your collection is due.  We can not give refunds if we receive your request after this time.

Discounts

If you receive any of the following, you can have two collections a year (April - March) of up to three items on each collection at the reduced price of £19.50:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (mobility component at higher rate)
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Guaranteed Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • Job Seeker's Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • War Disablement Pension (with mobility supplement)
  • Universal Credit

What bulky items we can collect

Because of their size and other restrictions, we may be unable to collect certain items. Some categories of waste item are counted as more than one item. The table below shows this.

ItemNumber of itemsNotes
American-style fridge/freezer3 
Armchair1 
Bath (plastic/ceramic)

1

 
Barbecue1No gas bottle
Bed base/frame (mattress separate item)1 
Bicycle1 
BoilerNoYou can take standard household boilers to a household waste recycling centres
Bookcase / shelving unit1 
BricksNoYou can take small quantities to a household waste recycling centres (approx car boot load) or hire a skip
Buggy/pushchair/pram1 
Builders' rubbleNoYou can take small quantities to a household waste recycling centres (approx car boot load) or hire a skip
Car tyresNoContact Hampshire County Council
Carpet/underlay1 room = 1 itemRolled or folded. Underlay is a separate item. No more than three rooms. Hall/stairs/landing = three items. Calculate underlay as above
Chairs (dining/office etc.)1Up to six standard sized dining / office chairs = one item
ChemicalsNoContact Hampshire County Council
Chest of drawers1 
Christmas tree - realFREEWe collect at Christmas free-of-charge
Clothes airer1 
Computer equipment1Tower, monitor, keyboard = one item
Cooker1Must be disconnected
Desk1 
Dishwasher1 
Door (internal)1We can accept glass or mirrored doors as long as the glass is intact and attached to the door
Drain pipesNoContact Hampshire County Council
Exercise equipment1 
Fence panel1Panel and wooden post = one item
Fire extinguishersNoContact Hampshire County Council
Footstool /pouffe1 
Fridge/freezer3No commercial/trade
Garage door (single)3We will only accept one door
Garden chairs/bench1Up to six chairs = one item
Garden electricals (Lawn mower/strimmer etc.)1Electric or battery powered.
Garden wasteNoEither use garden waste recycling service or take to a household waste recycling centres
Garden shed (dismantled)3Up to 8' x 6' shed. No big windows; the shed must be dismantled and the sheets intact (no loose panes of glass)
Gas bottlesNo

Take to a household waste recycling centres

Heater/air conditioning unitNoNo oil heaters. If gas, disconnect from mains or gas bottle (we cannot take the gas bottle)
Headboard1 
Household rubbishNoTake any excess household rubbish to a household waste recycling centres
Ironing board1 
Ladder1Maximum length 7' (2.1m)
Mattress1 
Microwave1 
OilNoYou can take it to petrol stations or household waste recycling centres
Oil tanksNoContact Hampshire County Council
PaintNoContact Hampshire County Council
Parasol1 
Paving slabsNoSmall quantities to a household waste recycling centres or hire a skip
Piano6Upright pianos only, no grands. No steps to access
Picture/mirror1 
Radiator1 
Shower screen/base1 
Side board /cabinet/cupboard1 
Sink/pedestal1Includes pedestal
Sofa1Including electric if dismantled/disconnected
Suitcase1 
Table (dining/coffee/garden etc.)1 
Toilet/cistern1Includes cistern
Tumble dryer1 
TV1 
TV unit1 
Vacuum cleaner1 
Wardrobe1 
Washing line1 
Washing machine1 
Waterbutt/compost bin1 
Wheelbarrow1 
Wood off-cuts3Three items per cubic metre = 3ft 3" x 3ft 3" x 3ft 3"
Workbench1 
 
Did you find what you were looking for?Did you find what you were looking for?
  1.  
  2.  
    1. We use your views to improve our website. If you have a query about our services, please email customerservices@rushmoor.gov.uk.

    1. We use your views to improve our website. If you have a query about our services, please email customerservices@rushmoor.gov.uk.

 

A - Z of Council Services