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Bulky collection service

Bulky item collection service

Increase in bulky item collections

We would like to apologise to residents who are waiting longer than expected for their bulky items to be collected. We have received a very high number of bulky collection requests from residents and are unfortunately behind on collections.  

What we offer

We offer a collection service for up to three bulky household items that residents are unable to take to one of our Household Recycling Centres.

Before booking a bulky collection, consider whether the item(s) are suitable for reuse. 

There are several groups, which can collect or accept items for reuse in North Lincolnshire. For more information on these schemes read our furniture reuse page.
From 1 May 2018 residents are entitled to one collection of up to three items free of charge per rolling 12 months (for example, if you request a bulky collection on 10 August one year, you will be entitled to your next free collection from 11 August the following year). Second and subsequent collections of up to three items can be requested within this period but they will be subject to a charge. 

Bulky item collection service is for household waste. We are unable to collect waste arising from construction or demolition, which includes improvement, repair or alteration. Items such as bathroom suites (including bathtubs, sinks and toilets), kitchen units (such as sinks and cupboards) and radiators are classed as part of the fixtures and fittings of a house, which we will not collect.

If your bulky waste is from a business, please visit our bulky commercial waste page.

Request a bulky item collection

Please leave your items ready for collection by 7am the next day. We aim to collect within 15 working days (Monday to Friday) but this may be longer depending on the demand for this service. Our working days do not include weekends or bank holidays. ​ An officer will only contact you if there is an issue with your request.

We can collect:

  • Chairs
  • Bed (base, headboard, mattress are classed as three individual items)
  • Bicycles
  • Carpets (rolled and tied)
  • Cookers (including microwaves)
  • Fridges and freezers (clean inside and empty)
  • Headboards
  • Mattresses
  • Settees (a three piece suite is classed as three individual items) 
  • Televisions
  • Washing machines

and many more items...         

We cannot collect:

  • Asbestos
  • Bathroom suites
  • Boilers
  • Car or motorbike parts
  • Construction or demolition waste
  • Excess household waste, including cardboard
  • Garage doors 
  • Garden waste
  • Glass, including windows
  • Kitchen units (cupboards, sinks)
  • Radiators
  • Wood, including sheds and fences
  • Oil storage tanks     

If you are unsure if your item or items qualify, please contact us.

Recycle for North Lincolnshire

Contact details


Customer Contact Centre:

01724 297000

Waste Services Depot
Cottage Beck Road
North Lincolnshire
DN16 1TS

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4pm

Last updated: 23/08/2018