Bradford Council operates a paid bulk household furniture collection service. There is also a paid collection service for large electrical items.
You will be given the date that your waste will be collected when you book a collection.
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:
For more information visit our furniture reuse web page.
(each entry in this list counts as one item)
There is a charge for everything, except large electrical items, as shown in the table below.
Charges with effect from 1 April 2015 are:
|Number of items||Charge|
|Up to 5 items||£15|
You can request the bulk waste collection service as many times as necessary through the year.
We work with a specialist recycling contractor who collects and disposes of unwanted electrical items (domestic household items only). Where possible our contractor Waste Care will try and re-use, repair or recycle electrical items.
There will be a charge of £5 per visit.
We will only collect a maximum of two large appliances (fridge freezer,Washing machine) per visit to the property, you may put smaller electrical goods (microwaves, Vacuum Cleaners, etc) with the larger items.
Bulk electrical items should be placed at the front of the premises at ground floor level with clear access before 7am on the day of collection. The Contractor will not collect appliances from inside the property or where there are steps or stairs to climb.
Once you have booked your bulk waste collection and been told when your collection date is, please ensure that:
Please note that collection staff will not enter homes, sheds, garages and outbuildings.
To arrange your electrical collection or make a payment and arrange for a bulk waste collection please fill in our bulky waste collection online form or call 01274 431000.
We will tell you the date your waste will be collected when you book your collection.
You can pay online through our secure payment system or by debit or credit card if you book a collection by telephone.
Collections will not take place until payment has been received.
No, our crews are not able to take payment on the day. Payments must be made in advance of the collection.
The collection of domestic waste is governed by the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Controlled Waste regulations 1992. Under regulation 4 of the Controlled Waste Regulations, the Council can charge for the collection of certain materials which include:
The Council will not make any profit from the charges – all the money received will go to fund the service being provided.
No – the charge is the same for any item.
Up to 5 items will be collected for £15.
No, not per item, but there is a scale of charges (see above).
Yes. You will be charged according to the number of items you want collecting and can use the service as many times a year as you wish.
The crew can only take items listed for collection on the day. Any extra items will not be taken. If you have extra items, please contact us at least 2 days before the collection day to add them.
Both collection services operate on a postcode basis. Your collection date depends on your post code.
Bulky items are collected Tuesday to Friday 6am to 5pm.
Electrical items are collected Monday to Friday 6am to 5pm
In the event you wish to cancel your collection, confirmation of this must be made by telephone 2 days before the scheduled collection date for a refund to be made.
If the reason for non-collection is because the Council does not attend, for example, due to bad weather conditions, we will attempt to collect the items the following collection day for your postcode. However, if you wish to cancel in such cases a refund can be given.
If we attend the address and the items:
then no refund will be possible.
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.