Use the the council's bulky waste service and for a fee you can arrange for the council to come and collect up to ten large items such as a mattress, fridge, sofa or carpet. Find out more about paying for the service and other items that can be collected.
Bulky waste is classed as items from your home that will not fit into a wheeled bin for normal fortnightly collection such as furniture and fridges.
You can dispose of your bulky waste in 4 ways:
take it to the tip
ask the council to collect it
contact a charity or organisation who can reuse or recycle it
contact a local waste removal company that have a registered waste carriers certificate
If the waste is from your business, read about how to dispose of your business waste legally.
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 on your own property - 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.
You can book and pay for the collection of bulky items using the below link. The charge for collecting 1-5 items is £30 and the charge for collecting 6-10 items is £60 and can be paid by card when completing the form.
You can check the bulky collection location map to be sure which day the collection will be made in your area:
Book and pay for a bulky waste collection
You can book and pay for a collection in person at any of our customer service centres.
Payments of £30 (1-5 items) or £60 (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).
You can book and pay for a collection by ringing the customer service network on:
Telephone: (01482) 393939.
Payments of £30 (1-5 items) or £60 (6-10 items) can be accepted by card over the phone.
Please note: If you want to cancel your collection, a refund will be given provided you tell us before 1pm on the day before your collection day i.e. collection day is Wednesday and cancellation is made before 1pm on Tuesday. Refunds will not be made for cancellations received after 1pm on the day before the collection day.
We do our best to collect your bulky items within 15 days of receiving payment. The collection day depends on where the address is that the waste is to be collected from. You can check the area map below to find out which day the collection will be made in your area:
Bulky collection location map (pdf 823kb opens in new window)
Bulky collections days by parish list (pdf 254kb opens in new window)
* We can provide a price quotation for the removal of these items. You can get a quote by completing the Request a bulky item quotation form page (opens in new window).
One carpet from one room counts as 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 floor covering where sizes aren't provided risk not being picked up.
Carpets over 10ft should be rolled/folded and either bagged or covered.
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)
Online communities such as 'Freecycle' allow people to advertise reusable items which are no longer wanted. All items are free of charge and usually collected by the person requesting the items.
Freecycle Hull (external website)
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:
You can contact EBF using the details below:
Telephone: (01482) 801320
Yes. Under legislation contained within the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, householders have a duty of care to know where their waste ends up and must ensure that it is disposed of by authorised carriers only. Householders not taking reasonable measures to do this could face fines of up to £5,000,
Fly-tippers rely on people not asking questions and rogue waste carriers can make huge sums of money by charging to take household rubbish away illegally. However, if collected waste is subsequently fly-tipped and then traced back to the household it came from, the household could be fined.
To make sure you use a registered waste carrier, the Environment Agency has set up an online register listing certified companies:
Environment Agency registered waste carriers (external website)
Plus, when talking to companies, you can ask for their registration number. This can be checked by you online instantly using the Environment Agency's Public Register. If no number is given, it is advised that you refuse the service:
Environment Agency public register (external website)
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is registered as a waste carrier with the Environment Agency.
The charge for collecting 1-5 items is £30 and the charge for collecting 6-10 items is £60 and can be paid by card when completing the booking form.
Find out how to book and pay for a collection.