Bulky waste collections
If you have bulky furniture or appliances that you no longer want, we will collect them from you and dispose of them for a small charge.
Examples of what we collect:
- furniture (such as sofas, chairs, and tables)
- washing machines
- carpets (underlay and carpet would be classed as two items)
A bulky waste collection costs £32 for up to three items and £6.85 per additional item, up to a maximum of six items per collection. If you have more than six items you would need to book another collection day for any remaining items. N.B. Payments by credit card are subject to a 1.72% surcharge.
Fridges and freezers
We can also arrange for collection of fridges and freezers, although these should be cleaned and emptied of all food before collection. Please note that there is a charge of £25.00 per collection of fridges and freezers, in addition to any bulky waste charges for other kinds of items you may be having collected.
Before you contact us to book your bulky waste collection, have a good think about whether you have any other big items to dispose of. Once we have processed your booking, we are unable to make any alterations or add any other items – even if you have only booked one or two items.
Items we don't collect
We cannot collect DIY waste such as fixtures or fittings. Please note if you pay someone to dispose of this kind of waste you need to check they are a registered waste carrier and and make sure they give you a waste transfer note to state where the rubbish is being taken from and to. For more information on this see the .
How to book your collection
Or to book over the phone: call us on 01235 520202 and ask for a bulky waste collection.
You can pay by debit/credit card, over the phone or by cheque/postal order made payable to Vale of White Horse District Council. You need to write your address, and the job number we give you, on the back of the cheque (see address on the right of this page).
No changes can be made to an order once it has been booked. We can cancel a booking and make a full refund as long as we are informed by 11am the working day before the collection was due.
Give your furniture to a good home
Alternatively, before throwing good quality furniture away, please contact homeless charity Emmaus, which runs a furniture store in Oxford that collects reusable furniture, electrical appliances and other household items from anywhere in Oxfordshire. The items are then sold on to raise money for the charity. Call 01865 763698 or email email@example.com and explain what you want to donate, or for more information see the .
Last reviewed: 12 - 03 - 2013