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Things we can't collect

We do not collect some items. It's your responsibility to dispose of these properly at a waste and recycling centre.

We don't collect:

  • items that are too big or heavy for two people to move and lift safely into a vehicle. This includes items that become too heavy after being left out in the rain, such as mattresses. Keep items like this as dry as possible. 
  • items that are dangerous to lift, or could damage a vehicle, because of sharp edges for example
  • dangerous waste like asbestos, chemicals or paint stripper
  • waste left in your home by building or repair work
  • laminated floorboards or kitchen worktops
  • window frames, external doors and conservatories
  • fencing, decking, greenhouses, sheds, pallets or petrol lawn mowers
  • tyres, gas canisters, car batteries, parts or engines
  • items such as cupboards and fridges that are not empty, apart from their own fixtures
  • glass items such as window panes, glass tables and large mirrors.

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