Large or bulky waste

You can take large items of household waste such as fridges, freezers, carpets and furniture to Loscoe household waste and recycling centre. However, if you are unable to transport your waste to the recycling centre then Amber Valley Borough Council can remove large unwanted items from your home. Please check the list of items that we can collect.

We collect a wide range of items, however, if you wish to have something removed that is not listed below, please contact us and we can offer further advice.

Before booking please read the following:

If the contractor visits the property on the arranged day and the items are not available for collection another payment will have to be made to rearrange the collection day.

No refunds will be automatically made by the council if the collection is cancelled or the items removed by someone else other than the council.

View our full terms and conditions for the collection of large items of household waste.

Household items:

  • Furniture
  • Doors (internal & external – no glass)
  • Carpets
  • Settees = 1 item
  • Armchairs = 1 item
  • Pouffe = 1 item
  • Beds (base + headboard = 1 item)
  • Mattress = 1 item
  • Ironing boards
  • Wardrobes (broken down)
  • Toys in bags (1 bag = 1 item)
  • Dining table = 1 item
  • Chair = 1 item

Electrical items:

  • Small household electrical items
  • TV’s
  • Computers
  • Fridges (not industrial sized)
  • Freezers (not industrial sized)
  • Washing machines
  • Electric organs (subject to weight )
  • Tumble dryer
  • Gas cooker
  • Electric cooker
  • Hoover
  • Electric lawn mowers
  • Electric garden tools
  • Electric fire
  • Treadmills

Outdoor bulky items:

  • Household items
  • Manual lawn mower
  • Ladders inc. step ladders – up to 12ft
  • Moveable garden furniture
  • Moveable play equipment
  • Bikes
  • Water butts/barrels
  • Pressure washer
  • Barbecue

Household items we do not collect:

  • Kitchen and sink units
  • Bathroom suites
  • Window frames
  • Mirrors
  • Bags of mixed household waste
  • Glass
  • Gas fires
  • Fire places
  • Boilers
  • Radiators
  • Laminate flooring
  • Pianos
  • Storage heaters

Outdoor bulky / garden items we do not collect:

  • Garden waste
  • Builder’s rubble
  • Petrol lawn mowers
  • Garages or garage doors
  • Sheds
  • Motor vehicle parts
  • Car batteries
  • Timber

Hazardous waste we do not collect:

  • Asbestos
  • Paint pots
  • Pesticides
  • Gas cylinders
  • Chemicals
  • Unused medicines
  • Plasterboard

Below is the list of prices for collecting your large, bulky waste items for recycling or safe disposal.

When booking your collection, we will need to know what items contain foam (these are referred to as POP items, "persistent organic pollutant" items), such as soft furniture containing foam mattresses. Due to a change in Government legislation from January 2023, POP items (i.e. sofas and mattresses) have to be collected and disposed of separately due to the fire retardant chemicals they contain.

  • 1-3 items, POP or non-POP - £35.00
  • 4-6 items, POP or non-POP - £50.00
  • White goods - £25.00 per item (please note we do not take industrial sized fridge or freezers)
  • Electrical items - £25.00 per item

Please note that no refunds will be given after payment has been received, even if the items have been taken by someone else other than the council or the collection needs to be cancelled. The items to be collected cannot be changed.

View our full terms and conditions for the collection of large items of household waste.

Please contact our refuse team on 01773 841326 or email refuse@ambervalley.gov.uk. Your payment will be taken and you will be advised of your collection day.

Please make sure your large bulky items of waste are placed out for collection by 6:00am or you may have to pay again to arrange for another collection day.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841326 or email refuse@ambervalley.gov.uk