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Bulky Item Collection

The council will collect bulky household items. Please note that all bulky items must be placed at the kerbside for collection; our crews are not able to collect items from inside homes or garages. Charges for these collections are listed below. Please note that Fridges and Freezers are charged per item


If you wish to have any items collected, please use the online payment form or download and complete the Bulky Items Collection Form to the right and return it to one of our Council Offices (details on form).

The Recycling Centre at Caddsdown Business Centre in Bideford, the Recycling Centre at Deep Moor Torrington and the Recycling Centre at Anvil Corner at Holsworthy will accept items for free.

Please view the Recycling Centres and Hazardous Waste Links to the right of this page for details of opening times, etc.

When your payment has cleared you will be called to confirm the collection will take place. Your bulky items should be placed out with your normal domestic refuse.

Collection days can change due to Bank Holidays and Christmas.

New Bulky Item Price Structures from the 1st April 2016

Concessionary RateStandard Rate
 £15.50(Up to 2 items including 3 piece suites) £18.50 (Up to 2 items including 3 piece suites)

 £21.00 (up to 3 items)

 £25.00 (up to 3 items)
£27.00 (up to 4 items)£31.00 (up to 4 items)
Price with concessions on application as a site visit may be required (Any loose pile or items, eg. Garden Waste  or more than 4 items)

Price on application as a site visit may be required.
(Any loose pile or items, eg. Garden Waste or more than 4 items)

Fridge & Freezer Collections and White goods collections
You will be contacted the day before collection and your Fridge / Freezer or white goods will need to be outside your property at kerbside ready for collection.

Fridge/Freezers will be charged at £18.50 or concessionary £15.50 per item

In order for members of the public to be eligible to have their bulky item waste collected at the concessionary rate, residents will need to provide evidence that they are eligible for either housing or council tax benefits or proof of disability.

 

The type of items we are able to collect include:

  • Three Piece Suites
  • Cookers
  • Beds
  • Mattresses
  • Plastic Bath Room Suites
  • TV's
  • Washing Machines
  • Dryers
  • Carpets
  • Dishwashers
  • Dressing Tables
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Arm Chairs
  • Wardrobes (no glass doors)
  • Fridges / Freezers (please remember that Fridges & Freezers are charged per item)

All bulky items need to be placed at the kerbside for collection. Our crews are not allowed to enter homes, garages or gardens.

Soft Furnishings & Carpets

These must be covered as wet items may become too heavy to lift. Don't forget local charitable organisations - they may be able to make good use of your unwanted furniture.

Items that we will not collect are:

  • Asbestos
  • Boilers
  • Oil tanks / Gas Cylinders
  • Coal Bunkers ( Metal or Concrete)
  • Glass tables
  • Glazed Doors
  • Windows ( Frames or Doors)
  • Baths (Cast Iron)
  • Building Material (Rubble, Bricks, Tiles)
  • Hazardous Waste items
  • Garages / Sheds / Greenhouses
  • Car Parts / Engines
  • Tyres
  • Soil / Stone
  • Storage Heaters (due to Asbestos)

Most of these items can be disposed of at Household Waste & Recycling Centres.

Details can be found at Devon Recycling Centres

Useful Council Office Telephone Numbers:

Bideford Office: 01237 428700

If you require further information or you require a site visit please call the above telephone number.