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Bulky Waste and Special Collections

Bulky household waste

The general rule is; if you would take it with you when you move house, it is likely to be suitable for this service.

Is your item in good condition or in working order?  Can it be reused?

If your furniture, furnishings (including selected white goods and electrical goods), are still in a good condition then why not think about donating them?

Recycling and reusing items in this way can help people in need who may not be able to afford to buy brand new items.

Charities and not for profit community based organisations are always on the lookout for good quality household items that can be reused for emergency re-homing of vulnerable people or sold through their shops.  Most even offer to collect large items free!

For a list of organisations that collect items see Donating Items to Charity and Community Organisations.  For clothing and bric-a-brac see charity shops.

How to Book a Special Collection

We offer a collection service for the disposal of large items of furniture and domestic appliances.  There is a charge for this service.  Contact 01200 425111 to book a special collection.  You will be given a price for the collection of the items and can pay directly over the phone when you book or visit the Council Offices and pay in person.  We will not be able to collect your items until we have received payment.  We aim to collect items within 10 working day of receiving payment.  Unfortunately we are unable to give you a time or date for collection.  Please note collection times vary dependent upon the demand for the service.

Items for collection must be left outside the property in an easily accessible place; under NO circumstances can we enter a property to collect items.

If the refuse vehicle is not able to be driven up to the items, this needs to be brought to our attention at the time of booking.

We will only pick up the items you have requested.

During busier times we will not be able to add any additional items if a request is made after the original booking has been received.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds on this service.

There is a minimum charge of £14.00 for up to four items (each additional item will be charged at £4.00 per item.)

What we are able to collect (1 item):

Audio equipment

 

Table

Television

 

Bookcase

Hi Fi

 

Cabinet

Videos

 

Tea chest

Computer

 

Bedside cabinet

Computer workstation

 

Wardrobe/tall boy (freestanding)

DVD player

 

Wall unit

 

 

Chest of drawers

Lino cut into pieces

 

Desk

Rugs

 

Display/cabinet unit

Bag of clothing (3 bags)

 

Shelving unit

Bedding (3 bags)

 

Sideboard

Headboard

 

Dressing table

 

 

 

Trampolines (small indoor)

 

Small tools

Bicycle

 

Garden heater (without gas bottle)

Children’s toys

 

Lawn mower

Child’s playthings

 

Loungers/garden furniture

 

 

Aluminium steps/ladders

Radiator (not oil filled)

 

Wooden bird table (see exclusions)

Fire (gas/electric)

 

Garden items (see exclusions)

Washer

 

 

Dishwasher

 

Standard light

Microwave

 

Mirror

White goods

 

Small fish tanks

Dryer

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple Items:

 

 

Bed base single

1 item

 

Bed base double

2 items

 

Freezer small

1 item

 

Freezer large

2 items

 

Fridge freezer

1 item

 

Fridges small

1 item

 

Fridges (large American style)

2 items

 

Cooker (range cookers)

2 items

 

Cooker

1 item

 

Chair and/or Armchair – non recliner

1 item

 

Carpet or underlay cut into pieces:

  Small room

  Medium room

  Large room

 

1 item

2 items

3 items

 

Green/garden waste (can’t be recycled):

3 bin liners

 

1 item

 

Mattress single

1 item

 

Mattress double

2 items

 

Sofa

2 items

 

Suite

1, 2, 3 or 4 items

 

Stacking garden chairs

1 item

 

The Council is unable to collect any commercial fridge/freezer.

The items below may need to be assessed (but based on the rate of £47.00 per hour):

  • Plastic guttering
  • Boilers (small domestic)
  • Drain pipes
  • Storage heater (with bricks removed)
  • Fire surround
  • Dismantled Trampoline (size approx. 10ft, up to 12ft diameter £47)
  • Fixed units kitchen, bedroom and bathroom excluding glass shower cubicles
  • Wood (if not treated)
  • Yard clearances (Building Maintenance Team)
  • Metals
  • Reclining chairs – single or multiple

Examples of What We Are Not Able to Take – Exclusions

Hazardous waste

Windows

Batteries

Car parts

Fluorescent tubes and lightbulbs

Concrete posts

Oils and chemicals

Fence panels – treated wood

Paint all types and thinners

Cement

Builders waste

Greenhouses & sheds – treated wood

Plasterboard

Garage doors

Gas bottles and cylinders

Sun beds

Oil filled radiators

Tyres

Bunkers (concrete, asbestos or asbestos lined metal)

Treadmills

Glass (greenhouse glass or windows)

Pianos

Glass shower cubicle

 

Alternatively you can take these items to your local tip (Housing Waste and Recycling Centre).

Construction and Demolition (Inert) Waste

From 1 June 2015, you will need an inert waste permit to deposit waste such as soil, rubble, plasterboard, bricks, tiles, concrete etc at one of Lancashire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).  For further information and prices see Lancashire County Council Inert Waste.

Asbestos Removal

The Council does not remove asbestos and asbestos should never be put in your bin for collection.

For more information on what to do with asbestos see Lancashire County Council’s disposal of asbestos.

Householders can take small amounts of asbestos to the tip but it will only be accepted if wrapped in heavy duty polythene sheets.  Asbestos wrapping materials are provided free of charge (in limited quantities) for householders and can be collected from the tip.  Small pieces of asbestos should be double-bagged and securely sealed.  Phone before vising the tip with your asbestos:

Henthorn Household Waste Recycling Centre – 0300 123 6781 (LCC waste helpline);

or alternatively visit their website: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/recycling-centres/clitheroe.aspx

NB: Chapel Hill, Longridge, does not accept asbestos.

website: http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/recycling-centres/longridge.aspx

Lancashire County Council operates 15 Household Waste Recycling Centres throughout Lancashire where householders can recycle their rubbish.  See the Lancashire County Council website for a list of HWRCs.

Opening hours at all HWRCs are:

8am – 7pm – 1 April – 30 September (7 days a week)

8am – 5pm – 1 October – 31 March (7 days a week)

Closed only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Commercial Vehicles

Certain commercial vehicles or trailers must obtain a permit from Lancashire County Council before visiting a HWRC.

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