Bigger items in your home that do not fit into your bin
You can take bigger items for free to the Household Waste & Recycling Centre or pay a small fee for the collection of your items.
- Collections cost £20 for up to 6 household items, such as a sofa, bed, mattress, wardrobe, chair and table.
- Electrical Items are charged £10 for the first item then £7.50 for each additional item
Items that contain Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) will also be charged £20 for up to 6 items. These items will be collected separately from any other waste. Click here for more on POP's - Nottingham City Council.
Council Tax Support free collection
Residents receiving Council Tax Support are entitled to one free collection every 12 months – Have your council tax reference number ready if you’d like to claim your free collection.
Electrical items charge
Electrical items are charged at £10 for the first item and £7.50 for additional items. Smaller electrical items can be recycled for free at our local drop-off points across the city.
Donating unwanted goods to charities and organisations
Many charities and organisations may be interested in your second-hand items if they are in good condition. Please consider donating your items if they are in usable condition.
Book a Bulky Waste Collection
Completing this service should take around 5 minutes.Book a Bulky Waste Collection
Cancelling a Collection
If you need to cancel your bulky waste collection, please follow the instructions in the confirmation email that you would have been sent when requesting the collection.
We cannot collect the following items:
These items are hazardous, and it is not safe for the collection teams if you dispose of them in this way
There are legal requirements on how to dispose of these items
You can take some of these items to your local tip at Redfield Road, Lenton
These items damage our machinery
This service is for large items of household waste that either do not fit in the bin (e.g. furniture) or cannot be put out for your regular bin collection (e.g. a television)
If a business made the waste, it must not be disposed of through this service.
Smaller items of household waste, recycling and garden waste can be disposed of in your usual bin collections
Free alternative disposal options
Please consider these alternatives to give unwanted items a new home, as there are many charities and organisations that may be interested in second-hand furniture and appliances if they are in good condition:
- British Heart Foundation can collect furniture and electrical items by filling in a web form on their website (look for "Book a free Collection"). Visit: Nottingham Furniture & Electrical Store - BHF
- Freecycle is an online swap shop! Give your old furniture a second lease of life and find that item you have been looking everywhere for, for free! Visit: Freecycle: Nottingham Group
- Haven Housing Trust is a Nottingham charity that can accept donations of clean furniture and household goods and arrange a free collection. Tel: 0115 9856546, Visit: Haven Housing Trust
- Redfield Road Household Waste and Recycling Centre is a special facility in Nottingham where you can take your separated recycling, garden, and household waste. Local Tip Waste and Recycling Centre - Nottingham City Council
- Furniture Project Nottinghamshire. Donate your items such as furniture, textiles, electrical items and kitchen appliances, providing they are in a reusable condition; they will pick them up for free and give them to people and families in times of need. Visit: Donate Furniture – The Furniture Project Nottinghamshire