Bulky item collection

What do we mean by Bulky Item Collection?

We mean things such as beds, cookers, fridges and sofas. Before you arrange a collection, please be aware that there are a number of alternative ways in which you can get rid of these items free of charge.

Instead of throwing it away, give it away

You might not need that old sofa or wheelbarrow anymore – but there might be someone just around the corner who does. Or if there’s something you’d like, someone nearby might have one.

Freegle is a national grassroots organisation of people who are giving and receiving free unwanted items in their immediate communities. Local charities, non-profit groups and communities are encouraged to join.

All groups within the organisation operate with a basic principle – all offers and requests must be freegle (free and legal).

To sign up, post an offer of something you want to get rid of, or a wanted for something you need, visit the Freegle website.

You may also want to visit Freecycle who operate the same principles.

SocialBox.biz Trading Enterprises Limited also offer recycling of certain items such as computers, office equipment and furniture. You can email info@socialbox.biz or phone

08432 895722 for further information.

Give it to charity

There are a number of charitable organisations who may collect your items for free, refurbish the items and sell them on at the lowest possible prices to those in greatest need. So if your items are in a reasonable condition and suitable for re-use why not contact one of the organisations below:

Is there anywhere else I can take my unwanted items?

You can donate your unwanted furniture for re-use at Sinderland Road Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please see Recycle for Greater Manchester for further information including a full list of accepted items.

How to arrange collection

A Bulky Item Collection can be arranged online. There is a minimum, non-refundable charge £30, which covers up to 5 items. Before you arrange a collection, please be aware that there are some items that cannot be collected so don’t forget to check the collectable items list.

To book a collection you will need a valid email address and a debit or credit card ready for payment*. Once payment has been taken, you will be given a collection day. Before you proceed, please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions.

*Please be aware that payments made by credit cards will incur an administration charge of 2%.