Bulky Waste Items
Bulky Waste Collections
We offer a special collection service for residents that are unable to use or travel to the household recycling sites across the district, in order to recycle or dispose of large bulky household items. The contractor used for this collection service is committed to recycle as much of the items they collect as possible.
To book and pay for a bulky item collection please contact our Front of House Team on:
- 01285 623 000
- From 1 to 3 items the minimum charge is £14.00
- Additional items can be collected with an additional charge of £5.00 per item
- Maximum of 6 items per collection
- Collections such as a three piece suite or a dining room table and chairs will count as three items and will be at the £14.00 charge.
|Item||No of items|
Lounge Suite (three peice suite or combination of matching sofas)
|Dining room table and matching chairs|
|Double bed and mattress|
|Single bed and mattress|
For a full list of the items we are able to collect please follow this link: Bulky List
Terms and Conditions for Bulky Item Collections:
- The collection address must be within Cotswold District Council.
- Collections can only be booked on receipt of payment.
- Items must be outside of the property for collection. You are responsible for moving the items to the agreed collection point outside your property where they can easily be collected (e.g. on the driveway), which is done at your own risk.
- Collections are made from 7:00am and is an all day collection on the specified collection day.
- We are not able to guarantee a collection time.
- Items for collection must be owned by you, and you have requested they be removed. Additional items will not be collected.
- The council's insurance policy does not allow for the contractor to assist in moving items to the collection point.
- The items for collection will be placed outside the property in an area that is easily accessible and not likely to cause injury or inconvenience.
- If there is an unforeseen circumstance (e.g. vehicle breakdown) your collection may be delayed.
- There will NOT be a refund policy.
- There will be no discount policy.
- We do not collect on a bank holiday.
- Six items per collection maximum.
- Items for collection must represent household waste only and not be as a result of a commercial or DIY activity
- If you would take the item(s) with you when you move house, it is likely they are suitable for a bulky waste collection.
- Kitchen units (carcasses)
- Bathroom suites
- Bricks / blocks
- Radiators/ night storage heaters
- Hazardous waste - paint pots, engine oils etc
Donate to the CHYP shop
Unwanted household goods, including many bulky items, can be donated to the Cirencester Housing for Young People (Chyp) shop at 20 The Waterloo, Cirencester.
Chyp provides accommodation for young homeless people aged 16 to 25 and works with them so that they are able to live independently in future. The charity has helped more than 400 young people since being set up in 1986. Money raised from sales in the shop helps fund the charity’s work in the Cotswold District.
The shop is open 10am-4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays and will accept good quality household items including furniture, books, DVDs, CDs, videos, clothes and bedding. Chyp can be contacted on 01285 655223 for more details.
A growing number of Cotswolds residents are promoting waste reduction by giving away (and receiving) unwanted goods for free.
There are more than 750 members in the North Cotswold Freecycle group, which is part of the global Freecycle Network, a non-profit internet-based organisation which is open to anyone interested in keeping good stuff out of landfill sites.
The group is run by volunteer moderator Andy Everson, an electrician from Moreton-in-Marsh, and includes members from as far north as the Warwickshire border and as far south as Tetbury.
Freecycle members post unwanted items on the website ranging from old pieces of carpet to pieces of furniture and from children’s toys to pianos.
They are then matched to other members who can make good use of the items, the only rules being that everything posted on the website must be free, legal and appropriate for all ages.
The first UK Freecycle group was set up in London in October 2003 and there are now nearly 800,000 members across the country, including nearly 9,000 in Gloucestershire.
To find out more and to join the North Cotswold group, visit www.freecycle.org
Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 000
Fax: 01285 623 900