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Bulky and Electrical collections

The collection of bulky or large electrical items is for domestic properties only. We do not offer this service to businesses.

Bulky Collections

If your furniture is still usable please contact Glossopdale Furniture Project as they collect unwanted furniture free of charge. They are a voluntary group helping people on low incomes to buy furniture.   Visit their website if you think your unwanted furniture could be used by someone else.

Collection for up to 4 items costs £23.50 and each extra items cost £4.50 (total of 9 items). If you get council tax or housing benefit the costs are reduced to £11.75 for up to 4 items and £2.25 per additional item.

Bookings must be made by midday three working days before your scheduled black bin collection e.g. by 12pm on Monday for a Thursday collection. 

What we can collectWhat we can't collect
sofas (less than 6 foot or 1.83m and excluding items with a reclining function)Electrical items - please see different prices below
armchairs (excluding items with a reclining function)Anything metal
mattressesitems with glass parts - display cupboards or glass tabletops
bed basesextra large items (anything longer than 1.83m or 6 foot)
wooden shelvespaint
wooden tables and chairssoil rubble, bricks, stone or concrete
bedroom furniture e.g. wardrobes, dressing tablesplaster board
 radiators or boilers
 bathroom suites
 cast iron baths
 external, internal and garage doors
 motorised vehicles or vehicle parts

We will contact you if there are any problems with a collection. Refunds are offered if we are unable to collect an item. Household chemicals or DIY waste can be taken to the tip at Melandra Road in Glossop, or Waterswallows Road in Buxton. 

    Where should I leave my bulky items and when will they be collected?

    Items should be left at your bin collection point, on the same day as your black bin collection. We are unable to collect your items if you can't present them at your bin collection point.

    We can't come inside your house or garage to collect items.

    Electrical Collections

    We collect large electrical items such as fridges, televisions or washing machines for £31.00 per item. If you get housing or council tax benefit the cost is reduced to £15.50 per item.

    Collections are made every other Friday. The next collections will be on 

    • 10 and 24 August
    • 7 and 21 September
    • 5 and 10 October
    • 2 and 16 November


    What we can collectWhat we can't collect
    Electric or gas ovenPaint
    Washing machine or tumble dryerPlaster board
    DishwasherRubble, bricks, stone or concrete
    Fridge or freezerSoil and garden waste
    Microwave (larger than 30x40cm)Garage doors
    Computer and monitorRadiators or boilers
    TelevisionToilets, basins, baths
     Kitchen cupboards, sinks and worktop
     Motorised vehicles or vehicle parts

    Unwanted or broken small electrical items are collected for free from beside your black or green lidded bin on the normal collection day.

    Household chemicals or DIY waste can be taken to the tip at Melandra Road in Glossop, or Waterswallows Road in Buxton.

    Electrical items are collected separately from other rubbish. Your item(s) should be left at the front of your property at your bin collection point.

    We can't come inside your house or garage to collect items.

    How do I book an electrical collection?

    The cut off time for booking is 6pm on the Wednesday before the scheduled Friday collection.