West Berkshire Council

Bulky Waste Collections

Collection of large or bulky items, such as sofas, fridges or mattresses

If you're unable to take larger items to one of our recycling sites for disposal, we can pick them up from your home and take them away on your behalf.
This service is for bulky, large items such as sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, beds, fridges and freezers and other household appliances. We don't collect fixtures and fittings, (such as carpets or fitted wardrobes) - you should take these to our Newtown Road Recycling Centre, Newbury.

There's a charge for collecting bulky waste, and all collections need to be booked in advance. 
There are three ways we can arrange to collect your item/s:

  • standard collection, where items are left outside your home and collected within seven working days -  for up to five items, the cost overall is £37.
  • collection by appointment, where items are left outside your home and collected on a specific day -  for up to five items, the cost overall is £55.50.
  • collection by appointment, where items are left inside your home and collected on a specific day -  for up to five items, the cost overall is £66.

Please note that this service is for bulky domestic waste only - hazardous wastecommercial waste and clinical household waste are not covered.

Requesting a Collection

You can request a collection by telephoning Customer Services. We're unable to arrange collections via email.

We no longer accept cash payments, but you can pay with your debit of credit card (credit card payments will be subject to a charge from 1 April 2016).

If you want to pay by cheque, please contact us to arrange this.

Please make sure your items are ready for us to pick up by 7am on the day of scheduled/agreed collection.