Request a bulky waste collection now
Bradford Council provides a bulky waste collection service for all domestic properties in the district. You can have up to five items collected free of charge and you can request the service up to four times in any 12 month period.
Before you dispose of any unwanted furniture, why not donate it to a local furniture project that will re-use it! To arrange a free collection for any suitable items please contact any of the Bradford based furniture projects:
- CHAS Furniture Project - 01274 731909
- Keighley Furniture Project - 01535 601999
- Newlands Furniture Project - 01274 774977
- Windhill Furniture Project - 01274 774977
Household Waste Recycling Centres
Please try and recycle items where possible and dispose of items safely using your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. For more information about all the materials that can be recycled visit www.bradford.gov.uk/recycling.
Items that will be collected free of charge:
(each entry counts as one item)
- Arm chair
- Bed base
- Bedside table
- Carpet (rolled 4ft length)
- Chest of drawers
- Dining chairs (up to 8)
- Dining table
- Display cabinet
- Double bed mattress
- Double bed base
- Dressing table
- Filing cabinet
- Garden furniture
- Lino (rolled 4ft length)
- Single bed
- Settee (sofa)
- Welsh dresser
Items we will not collect:
- Bathroom suites (full or part)
- Builders waste / DIY waste
- Car parts/tyres
- Cast iron boilers
- Fitted bedroom suites
- Fitted kitchen units
- Gas containers
- Hazardous materials
- Industrial containers
- Industrial packaging
- Rubble, stone, soil, brick
- Windows or doors
Please try and recycle items where possible and dispose of items safely using your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. For more information about all the materials that can be recycled visit www.bradford.gov.uk/recycling or call 01274 431000.
A charge of £15 (inclusive of VAT) will be made, payable in advance per fridge or freezer.
There will also be a charge for amounts in excess of 5 large items but less than 25 items, as detailed in the table below.
|Number of items ||Charge|
|5 items ||Free|
|6-10 items ||£16.00|
|11-20 items ||£30.00|
|21-21 items ||£45.00|
If you request more than 4 bulk collections in a 12-month period, there will be a minimum charge of £16.00 for 1-10 items. If you have more than 11 items to be collected then further charges will apply as detailed in the table.
Please note the Bulky Waste Collection Service is provided at management discretion. If the waste is presented in an unsatisfactory manner, is suspected to be commercial or where access is difficult we reserve the right to ask for changes or possibly even refuse to make the collection.
We work with a specialist recycling contractor who collects and disposes of unwanted electrical items (domestic household items only). There will be a charge for fridges and freezers etc. Where possible our contractor WEEECARE will try and re-use, repair or recycle electrical items.
If you have any larger electrical items such as an old TV, Hi-Fi, washing machine, fridge, cooker or a microwave for example, please get in touch with us and we will arrange a bulky waste collection from you.
Black Refuse Bags
Did you know that more than half the contents of an average rubbish bin can be recycled? So make sure you recycle all you can before leaving black refuse bags out. To discuss collection of excess black refuse bags please contact us in advance.
Please use the garden waste collection service or recycle garden waste at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Fly tipping is where people illegally dump waste onto the highways, footpaths or land. Fly tipping is an offence for which you will be prosecuted.
If you see anyone dumping waste please note as many details as possible and call 01274 434366 straight away.
Leaving out your waste
Once you have booked your bulky waste collection, please ensure that:
- Items such as sofas, mattresses, and armchairs are covered in plastic sheeting so they do not get wet. If they are wet, we will not be able to lift them safely and they may get left behind.
- Your bulky waste is located no more than 25m from a place where a refuse collection vehicle can access.
- The items being collected are left within the boundaries of the property within a recognised refuse storage area.
Please note that collection staff will not enter homes, sheds, garages and outbuildings.
To arrange a bulky or electrical collection please fill in our bulky waste collection online form or call 01274 431000 and we will aim to pick up the items within 15 working days of your booking.