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Disposing of bulky waste

Bulky waste and white goods collections

Bulky waste is domestic waste that is too big for the bin and not suitable for reuse. For example, soiled carpets, broken fridges etc. 

We provide a competitively priced collection service from your home.   

Please note that we do not collect any trade or garden waste on this service.  

Estate Properties 

There are different arrangements for collecting your bulky waste and there may be no need to book a bulky waste collection. Please ask either your caretaker, area housing office or properties management company to arrange a place and a date for collection. 

Booking a bulky waste collection 

  • Call Contact Islington on 020 7527 2000. 
  • List each item that you want collected. 
  • Have your payment ready.

How many items and what will it cost?

There is a limit of 10 items per collection but you may book as many collections per year as you need.

Number of items
Charge
Up to 3
£30 (minimum charge)
4
£40
5
£50
6
£60
7
£70
8
£80
9
£90
10 (maximum in one collection)
£100

 

Two securely tied black rubbish sacks count as one item.  

Discounted collections 

Half-price collections are available for residents who have a valid reference number to show they receive either:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Support.

You will need to provide your valid reference number when you book your collection.

Getting your items ready for collection

Your items for collection must be placed outside the front of the property at ground floor level.  If you cannot leave items on your property, items left on the public highway should not block access for pedestrians who will need room for prams etc.  must be placed outside the front of the property at ground floor level.  If you cannot leave items on your property, items left on the public highway should not block access for pedestrians who will need room for prams etc.  Only the items you have pre-booked will be collected.   

Assisted collections  

We provide assisted collections to people who are unable to put their waste and recycling out themselves and have no one else that can assist them.  

Other way to dispose of your bulky waste 

Free collection of household electrical items 

Any household electrical item with a plug can be collected free of charge from inside your property by contacting 123 Reycle For Free on 020 3457 5681.

Household Reuse and Recycling Centre

You can also take many items of your bulky waste to be recycled at the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre. Rubbish that cannot be recycled can also be taken to the centre.

Furniture reuse collection service

You can book a reduced price furniture reuse collection for items that are in good condition.  

Building work waste

If tradespeople are working in your home, please make sure they are contracted to dispose of the waste they produce. 

garden waste 

 

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