Get rid of a large unwanted item (bulky waste)

Before you ask us to collect an unwanted item, can you get rid of it another way?

Pick up from your home

The minimum cost for a collection will be £50 for up to four items of bulky waste, extra items can be collected for an additional cost.

About the collection

  • Items must be left outside the property in an accessible place ready for collection.
  • We aim to remove the items within seven to 14 days of your request, collections usually take place on a Saturday.
  • If you need to cancel or change a collection please call 0161 793 2500.
  • Under new legislation, sofas, chairs, and upholstered seating featuring cushioning or foam must be transported in a dedicated vehicle for disposal through specialist incineration. You must separate this items from other types of waste that requires removal during collection. In the event of requesting the collection of multiple bulky items, the collections will be divided between non-upholstered and upholstered items. This will mean the dispatch of two different vehicles to collect these items.
  • Please refrain from contacting us if only one waste type is removed from the list you supplied, as the remaining items will be collected later or on a subsequent day based on capacity. For more information, visit the GOV.UK web page about waste containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

You can click the request and pay button below to book your collection.

Before booking please review the items that cannot be collected and what items will need a quote click the boxes below.

Request and pay for a bulky waste collection

Items that cannot be collected

The following items cannot / will not be collected

  • Bricks
  • Building rubble
  • Building structures - (garages / sheds)
  • Concrete fence panels and posts
  • Chemicals
  • Clinical waste
  • Fish tanks
  • Glass sheets
  • Greenhouses
  • Hazardous materials
  • Insulating material
  • Industrial machinery
  • Paint tins
  • Paving slabs
  • Plasterboard
  • Radiators/heaters
  • Soil - (earth)
  • Supermarket trolleys
  • Tiles - (any type)
  • Trees
  • Turf
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Vehicle parts and fittings

Items that need a quote

Some items require a separate collection as there are restrictions for either legal reasons or because the items are classed as hazardous.

  • Asbestos
  • Clear a commercial premises or piece of land
  • Clear a residential dwelling or a piece of land (such as a garden)
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Gas canisters
  • More than 10 sacks of general rubbish
  • Sun bed tubes
  • Tyres

Request a quote to remove some waste

For more information on how to dispose of these items visit the Recycle for Greater Manchester website.

Follow the SCRAP code when hiring someone to remove your waste.

This page was last updated on 1 April 2024

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