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Bulky household waste collection

If you have a large item such as a piece of furniture that you wish to dispose of, we offer the bulky household waste collection service for a small charge.

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How much does it cost?

The collection of one item will cost £22.00. Each additional item (up to a maximum of eight items) will cost £6.00.

For example, the collection of a single bed base with a single mattress will cost £28.00

Residents in receipt of certain benefits can apply for a free collection of up to 3 items in any one financial year (April - March). Please call customer services on 023 8028 5000 for more information.

What can we collect?

We can collect the following household items as part of this service:

Examples of items that can be collectedExamples of items that cannot be collected

Bed bases
Mattresses
Wardrobes (depending on size)
Sofas
Cookers
Washing Machines
Fridges and freezers (excluding American-style double fridge freezers)
Carpet*
Internal doors

*Carpet should not be more than 6ft  length.
Up to two rolls per room can count as one item
If it is longer than this, please cut it into smaller pieces and roll it together.
Underlay is counted as a separate item

Fencing
Sheds
Garage doors
External doors
Windows
Trampolines
Electric beds
Armchairs with an electric motor
Double fridge freezers (American style)
Loft Insulation

These items can be taken to the household waste recycling centre

If you have an item which you are unsure about, please email customer.services@nfdc.gov.uk or phone us on 023 8028 5000 and we will be able to advise you.

How to book

You can arrange a bulky waste collection by phoning customer services on 023 8028 5000.

Payment is required at the time of booking and can be done by credit/debit card. If you would like to arrange a special collection and want to pay by cash or cheque you can do so by visiting one of our local information offices.

Collection days

You will be informed of your collection day at the time of booking.

Current collection areas are :

MondayNew Milton and Lymington area
TuesdayRingwood and Fordingbridge area
WednesdayHythe, Fawley and Blackfield area
ThursdayTotton and Lyndhurst area

We will always book the first available collection, but this is usually around 1-2 weeks in advance. Spaces for sofas on lorries are always limited so waiting times for these could be longer.

Adding items to an existing booking

Once a booking is made you can request to add items. If space is available on the same vehicle this will be charged at £6.00 per item. If space is not available on the same vehicle the items will be processed as a new booking.

Refunds

Refunds will only be considered if the cancellation is made within 48 hours of the original booking. Cancellations made after 48 hours will not be refunded. All requests for a refund need to be made in writing to customer.services@nfdc.gov.uk

General points to follow:

  • Items must be located at the front of the property and easily accessible (e.g. in front garden, driveway)
  • Soft furnishings (such as sofas, mattresses etc) should be covered, as if they become waterlogged or wet the crews will be unable to remove them
  • The collection team are not permitted to enter your home or garage areas to pick up items
  • Please ensure your items do not contain other rubbish
  • If there are two identical items left on site, but only one was booked, neither will be taken

Household Waste Recycling Centres

You can take furniture and electrical appliances to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) free of charge. Items that are in a good condition can be put in the sales area, please ask a member of staff on site.

Recycling bring banks

Charity

If your unwanted furniture is still in good condition, you could donate it to charity. Some charities will also collect the furniture from your house.

Charities that may be able to assist you:

Scratch (Southampton City and Region to Combat Hardship)

Dorset Reclaim

British Heart Foundation

Updated: 18 Oct 2017
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