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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. 
  • Items that are not on the pavement where the vehicle and crew can access and lift them safely - this should be a short distance. There should be no obstructions, such as walls, fences, gates and cars.
  • Items that have become too heavy after being left out in the rain, such as mattresses and sofas. 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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