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.
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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.
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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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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 £30 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 £60 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
You can book and pay for a collection in person at any of our customer service centres.
Payment charge 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.
Payment charge of £30 (1-5 items) or £60 (6-10 items) can be accepted by card over the phone.
Please note: If you wish to cancel your collection, a refund will be given provided we receive notification 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.
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We endeavour to collect your bulky items within 10 working days of receiving payment. The collection day depends on where the address is 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: Refer to the map above to check which day we collect in your area.
The deadline for requesting next day collections is 1pm. Any request 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
We can collect
- 3-Piece suites;
- Bagged household items (1 bag = 1 item, maximum 5 bags for £30);
- Fridges/freezers (please ensure any food is removed and the fridge/freezer is empty for collection);
- Washing machines;
- Bedroom furniture;
- Gas fires;
- Carpets/linoleum covering - please see note below;
- Dismantled fitted wardrobes;
- Bagged garden waste (1 bag = 1 item, maximum 5 bags for £30.)
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
- 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)
- Pond liner*
- Gas bottles
- Business waste
- 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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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' 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)
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
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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 ensure you use a registered waste carrier, the Environment Agency has set up an online register detailing certified companies:
Environment Agency registered waste carriers (external website)
Plus, when talking to companies, you can ask for their registration number. This can be validated 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.
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