We now charge for all bulky goods collections, as follows:

  • up to two items - £15 
  • up to three items - £22
  • up to four items - £29
  • any exceptionally large items - please obtain a quotation 

To book a bulky waste collection, please contact our Waste and Recycling Team on 01271 374776.

Collections will be arranged for a specific day and should be placed on the kerbside by 7am. If you can't get it to your kerbside, please make sure it is clearly visible and accessible from the kerbside without any obstruction.

Standard items

Please inform us at the time of booking whether one or two people will be needed to carry your standard item


Sofa / futon

Armchair / recliner chair

Three-piece suite (counts as three items)

Bed frame and mattress (please cover mattress with something waterproof)




Chest of drawers

Desk / dressing table


TV stand / cabinet

Table / table and chair set (up to four chairs) - additional pair of chairs counts as one additional item)

Wardrobe - 1 to 2 doors counts as one item, 3 or more doors counts as two items (please ensure they are flat-packed)

Household goods

Standard size cooker (not a Range, Aga or Rayburn cookers)


Internal doors (not glazed)

Domestic fridge / freezer / fridge-freezer - please state at the time of booking if it is an American style appliance

Ironing board



Stereo with pair of speakers

Rug (must be rolled and tied) - please state the size of the rug at the time of booking

Light stand


Curtain pole

Computer equipment


Tumble dryer

Washing machine / washer dryer

Exercise equipment (excluding weights)

Outdoor items

Garden furniture

Lawn mower (not ride-on)




Play equipment (flat-packed)

Standard sized fence panel

Chargeable non-standard items

£30 items

External door (not glazed

Carpet per room (rolled up and tied)

Bathroom furniture, such as bath (metal or porcelain baths broken into pieces), toilet (plus cistern), sink - in this instance, the first item will be charged at £30, additional bathroom furniture will be £5 each

£40 items Flat-packed shed (maximum size 8ft by 6ft)

Items we can't collect

  • asbestos
  • Commercial fridge/freezer
  • boilers
  • bricks/rubble
  • glazed doors
  • green houses
  • hazardous waste
  • glass/mirrors
  • night storage heaters
  • oil and oil tanks
  • photocopiers
  • pianos
  • radiators (larger than 5ft by 2ft)
  • range/aga cookers
  • ride-on lawn mowers
  • sheds (larger than 8ft by 6ft)
  • windows 

Bulky cardboard

If you have large amounts of cardboard that can't fit into your brown reusable bag, please contact us to arrange a free bulky waste collection.

We can take up to 20 large flattened boxes. However, if you place out more or they are not flattened, these will not be collected. This is because we need to ensure we have enough room on our vehicles to complete other bulky waste collections booked for that day. 

Cardboard is collected in an open backed vehicle, therefore it must be secured by string or tape. Please ensure you do this before leaving your cardboard out for collection. 

Assisted special or bulky waste collections

Householders who are entitled to an assisted collection for their waste can also request an assisted bulky waste collection. However, we are unable to enter a property.

Other alternatives

Some charity shops will take goods that can be reused. Please check with them direct to see if they will accept your item. Additionally, the following charities may also collect goods free of charge where they can be reused:

There are also free online services, such as Freegle, where you can advertise unwanted items.

Devon County Council also operates several recycling centres across North Devon, which may take your bulky items.