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Bulky waste collections

What is bulky waste? 

Bulky waste is classed as items from your home that will not fit into a wheeled bin for normal weekly collection such as furniture and fridges.

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How can I dispose of my bulky waste (e.g. fridge, mattress)?

You can dispose of your bulky waste in 4 ways:

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Can the council collect my bulky waste?

Yes. The council can pick up items from your address which are too large to put in your green bin (see list below of what the council can and can't take).

There is a charge for this service. Find out how to book and pay for a collection.

All items must be left outside for collection - not in a garage or outbuilding. The booking form allows you to specify where you will leave the items.

Please note: we are unable to enter properties to collect bulky waste.

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How can I book and pay for a collection?

Online

For 1-5 items

You can book and pay for the collection of between 1 and 5 bulky items using the below link. A card payment of £28 is required. Please refer to the collection date information below to determine which day the collection will be made in your area.

Book and pay for the collection of between 1 and 5 bulky items online

For 6-10 items

You can book and pay for the collection of between 6 and 10 bulky items using the below link. A card payment of £56 is required. Please refer to the collection date information below to determine which day the collection will be made in your area.

Book and pay for the collection of between 6 and 10 bulky items online

In person

You can book and pay for a collection in person at any of our customer service centres. Payment charge of £28 (1-5 items) or £56 (6-10 items) can be accepted by card or cheque made payable to 'East Riding of Yorkshire Council'. Find your nearest customer service centre (finder map).

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When will my bulky waste be collected?

Collection date

We endeavour to collect your bulky items within 10 working days of receiving payment. The collection day depends on where the waste is to be collected from. Please view the area map to determine which day the collection will be made in your area.

Bulky collection location map (pdf 823kb opens in new window)

Please note: Please refer to the map above to check which day we collect in your area; the deadline for bulky collections to be collected the following day is 1pm; anything received after this time will be collected the following week. If your collection date is Monday, and we don't manage to collect on the first Monday since booking your collection, we will come the following Monday.Top of page

What types of waste can the council collect?

We can collect

  • Cookers;
  • 3-Piece suites;
  • Bagged household items (1 bag = 1 item, maximum 5 bags for 28);
  • Fridges/freezers (learn how your fridges and freezers can also be recycled);
  • Chairs;
  • Toys;
  • Washing machines;
  • Tables;
  • Bicycles;
  • Dishwashers;
  • Bedroom furniture;
  • Lawnmowers;
  • Gas fires;
  • Carpets/linoleum covering - please see note below;
  • Prams/pushchairs;
  • Beds/mattresses;
  • Dismantled fitted wardrobes;
  • Bagged garden waste (1 bag = 1 item, maximum 5 bags for 28).

 

Carpets: 

One carpet from one room is one item. Please bag any remnants. When booking please state the size of any carpet/lino/underlay; any item over 12' x 12' must be cut in two (this will still be classed as one item).

Underlay will also be classed as a separate item and we ask it is rolled/folded and bagged. Any with sizes not stated risk the possibility of not being picked up.

Carpets over 10ft should be rolled/folded and either bagged or covered. 

We cannot collect (* unique quote for item removal available)

The items below can not be collected as part of our standard bulky waste removal service. We are able to offer a separate quote for removal of items marked with a * see bottom of this list for more information.


  • Bathroom suites*
  • Kitchen sinks/units/worktops *
  • Dog kennels*
  • Gates* (wood or metal)
  • Laminate flooring
  • Rabbit hutches*
  • Central heating boilers
  • Radiators*
  • Wood* (all types)
  • Fireplaces/corrugated sheets* (metal or plastic)
  • Doors and windows frames*
  • DIY waste (e.g. soil and rubble)
  • Fencing panels and posts* (wood, wire or metal)
  • Sheds*
  • Tyres
  • Gas bottles
  • Business waste
  • Pianos
  • Fluorescent tubes


* A separate price quotation can be given for the removal of these items. To arrange a quote visit the Request a bulky item quotation form page (opens in new window).

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Is there an organisation who can collect my bulky waste to be reused? 

Yes. There are several charities in and around the East Riding who can collect good quality items, such as furniture and electrical equipment free of charge. 

We have created a 'Repair and Reuse register' listing details of these organisations.

Household goods reuse and repair register (pdf 89kb open in new window) 


Freecycle

Online communities such as 'Freecycle' provide a local forum to advertise reusable items which people no longer want. All items are free of charge and usually collected by the person requesting the items.

Freecycle Hull (external website)

 

Fridges and freezers

Please note that fridges/freezers that are in working order can be collected free of charge by a charity, Eternal Benefits Furniture (EBF), for recycling in the community. This service is currently available in the following postcode areas:

 

HU4, HU10, HU13, HU14, HU16 and HU17.

 

You can contact EBF by phone at:
Tel: (01482) 801320

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