Bulky collections


We offer a chargeable bulky waste collection service to residents of Maidstone. We can collect up to 8 items per booking.

When you arrange a collection please make sure that:

  • the collection is from a residential property
  • items are left just inside the front boundary of your property as we do not take things up and down stairs
  • they are placed out for collection at 6.30am on the day as they will be collected by 5pm
  • they are left in or by the bin store if you live in a flat
  • each item is under two metres in length
  • small items are put into containers for example tiles
  • wood is bundled together as we will not take any loose pieces
  • the items can be lifted safely by two people

If you are making a booking to remove a fridge freezer or freezer please make sure these have been defrosted and food has been removed. Garden waste is not part of the service and should be put it in your garden waste bin.

Cost

Number of itemsPrice
1-4 items £26
5-8 items £36

To remove a fridge, freezer or fridge freezer it'll cost:

  • £21 for one
  • £42 for two

Council Tax support

If you are receiving Council Tax support, you are eligible for one discounted collection a year of up to 4 items. There is no discount applied to the fridge/freezer collections.

Number of itemsPrice
1-4 items £16
5-8 items £36

Book a collection

Change a collection

If you want to change or cancel a collection you will need to call us on 01622 602600 by 11am the day (working) before. We will refund you for the cancelled or amended collection if you have contacted us by this time. If this is after we are unable to issue a refund.


Types of items

Items we will collect

Open

These are an example of what we will take, our form will provide a full list of what we can collect.

Bathroom suite
Bed base, headboards and mattresses
Armchair or chairs
Computers
Cupboards, wardrobes and shelving units
Desks and drawers
Fencing (a maximum of 180cm by 180cm)
Garden furniture
Loose wood
Rugs/mats

Settees and sofas (A three-piece suite is classed as three items for example, a sofa and two armchairs)

TVs
White goods

Items that we don't collect

Open
Storage heaters (unless bricks removed)
Car parts and tyres
Plasterboard
Garage doors (unless cut in two)
Garden waste
Hazardous waste including paint tins, oils etc.
Items over 2 metres
Items that can't be lifted safely by two people
Pianos/organs (unless dismantled)
Windows or any loose glass including mirrors
Gas bottles
Builders waste (bricks, plaster, pavers, block, soil)
Sun beds (even with glass taken out)
Golf buggies
Electric wheelchairs
Garden rotavators

If your items can't be taken you may be able to take them Tovil recycling centre.

Charity collections and donations

If your bulky items are in a good reusable condition, why not donate them to charity? There are many charities which take reusable furniture.

To donate your items contact the organisation directly.

If you'd like to suggest a charity or organisation to include please contact us.

If your items can't be reused you can take them Tovil Recycling Centre