Chelmsford City Council

Large item collection

From 29 October, we are changing our recycling and waste collection routes. This means your collection days may change. You can read more about the changes.

We can collect large items from outside your flat or house, including sofas, fridge freezers and sheds.

If your item is too good to throw away, you could donate it to a good cause. The British Heart Foundation offers a free collection service for furniture and electrical items.

Make a request

  

For us to collect your large item, you need to:

  • leave the item at the front of your property or where we collect your bins from before 7am on the arranged collection day
  • dismantle items like sheds, green houses, AGAs and trampolines before collection, and make safe any pieces of glass
  • disconnect appliances from the service supply
  • make sure that your large item is something that we can collect 

To request a large item collection, you will need:

  • your name, address and contact details

  • to pay the correct fee

You will need to pay:

  • £12 for the first item

  • £6 for each additional item

You will need to contact us for an estimate if you have:

  • eight or more items
  • heavy items, such as a shed, green house, Aga or trampoline

You can book your large item collection for a specific day, but you can't reserve a timeslot.

Once you have booked your collection, you will not be able to add or change items.

Your fee is non-refundable.
 

If you live in a flat, or have a communal waste collection, you will not be able to book a large item collection online.


Instead, you can:

You will need to pay:

  • £12 for the first item
  • £6 for each additional item

We will give you an estimate of the cost when you contact us if you have:

  • eight or more item
  • heavy items, such as a shed, green house, Aga or trampoline

 

Once you have arranged your collection with us, you need to:

  • leave the item at the front of your property, or where we collect your bins (bin store) from, before 7am on the arranged collection day
  • dismantle items like sheds, green houses, AGAs and trampolines before collection, and make safe any pieces of glass
  • disconnect appliances from the service supply

You will not be able to add or change items once you have booked your collection.

Your fee is non-refundable.

We only provide this service for residential properties within the Chelmsford area. 

You will need to arrange a commercial waste collection if you need a large collection from a:

  • business    
  • school

  • church

  • charity

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