Bulky waste

We provide a chargeable service to remove bulky items that are too large to be collected as part of your usual household waste collections however we are unable to offer house clearances. If you can get it there, you can dispose of unwanted bulky items at your local household waste recycling site (tip) free of charge.

For recycling and reuse of unwanted furniture visit East Sussex County Council to find out where you can donate unwanted furniture that is still in good condition. If you need regular garden waste collections, we offer an opt-in household garden waste collection service.

Arrange a bulky waste collection

To arrange a bulky waste collection please contact the Customer First team on 01273 471 600.

Materials we can't collect: 

  • asbestos
  • builders' rubble
  • soil
  • flammable materials
  • tyres
  • treated fencing
  • sheds
  • decking
  • gas bottles
  • car batteries
  • gypsum plasterboard
  • hazardous or liquid waste

Any items we're unable to take, can be disposed of at your local household waste recycling site (tip). Please check directly with the tip to make sure they can dispose of any hazardous material.  

Collection charges

  • 1 - 5 bulky items (or 10 bags of small assorted household items) £55
  • 5 to 10 items (or 20 bags of small household items) £85
  • Fridges, freezers and fridge/freezers £40 per unit
  • 1 - 10   bags of green waste (do not contaminate with other non-green waste items) £35
  • 11 - 20 bags of green waste (do not contaminate with other non-green waste items) £55
  • 21 - 30 bags of green waste (do not contaminate with other non-green waste items) £80 
  • Other heavy items (for example pianos) quoted individually from £95 

Please note telephone quotes and prices stated here will be the prices charged unless there is:

  • a general obstruction to access
  • uneven/slippery ground
  • steep gradient
  • poor lighting of the area
  • excessive weight or size of bulky item
  • a long distance to carry very heavy items

We reserve the right not to collect, and to re-quote, under such circumstances. If you choose not to go ahead with a new quote your money will be refunded. Any quote you receive will be valid for 30 days, after which we will remove it from our records.  

Collection days

We collect bulky items, fridges and garden waste on a weekly basis on Thursdays or Fridays. All items must be left easily available outside the property, close to the road, and where a refuse collection vehicle can stop safely while the items are removed.

On Thursdays we collect from:

  • East Saltdean
  • Newhaven
  • Peacehaven
  • Seaford
  • Telscombe Cliffs
  • South Heighton
  • Tarring Neville
  • Firle
  • Piddinghoe
  • Rodmell
  • Southease
  • Iford
  • Kingston area

On Fridays we collect from:

  • Ditchling
  • Hamsey
  • Streat
  • Westmeston
  • Plumpton
  • East Chiltington
  • Wivelsfield
  • North and South Chailey
  • Barcombe
  • Lewes
  • Ringmer
  • Glynde
  • Falmer
  • Newick

Arrange a bulky waste collection

To arrange a bulky waste collection please contact our Customer First team on 01323 410 000. The  minimum charge for bulky waste collections is £50.00 for up to three items. Additional items are £10.00 per item.

To be eligible for up to two free collections per year, with a maximum of three items per collection, you must be in receipt of the state pension and/or registered disabled. You may need to provide proof of this on collection.

Materials we can't collect:

     
  • garden waste   
  • asbestos
  • builders' rubble
  • soil
  • flammable materials
  • tyres
Any items we're unable to take, can be disposed of at your  local household waste recycling site (tip), please check directly with the tip to make sure they can dispose of any hazardous material. 

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