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Bulky items

A bulky item is a large, awkward household item that will not fit in the boot of a car and cannot be carried safely by one person.​

When you arrange a bulky item collection please make sure that:

  • All items are presented as specified in the terms and conditions.​
  • All items are placed in the location stated at the time of your booking.
  • You disinfect items where possible.
  • You only book a bulky item collection if absolutely necessary.


You can book a bulky waste collection by:

The materials we collect for free are dependent on recycling market availability and the quality of the items we receive. 

Please note, the items we can collect for free may change without notice.

Examples of items we collect for free

  • Large electrical appliances
  • UPVC windows and frames
  • Metal items
  • White goods​
  • Items made from wood, MDF or laminate 

Examples of items you must pay for

  • Carpet
  • Ceramic, tile or stone items
  • Divan bed bases
  • Sofas and armchairs
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Furniture made from a mixture of materials such as a wooden cabinet with glass doors
  • Spring mattresses
  • Hard plastics

Items we do not collect

We are unable to collect some items, these include:​

  • Small electrical appliances
  • Pianos
  • Asbestos
  • Garden waste
  • Soil and rubble
  • Bikes

These lists are not exhaustive.​

You can use our A-Z of recycling​ to find out how to dispose of the household items we do not collect with our bulky item service. 


Cost of chargeable items.

​Number of items​​​Cost
1 to 2 items​ ​£12.50
​3 to 4 items  ​£25
​5 to 6 items ​£37.50​​

For a collection you have to pay for, the minimum cost is £12.50.

You can book a maximum of 6 items. There are no discounts.


​​Before making a booking, please read the full bulky item collections Terms and Conditions.

  • Do not make a booking if you or anyone else in your household is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 such as a new persistent cough, a high temperature or loss of taste or smell​. If you, or anyone in your households develops symptoms of COVID-19 before your collection takes place, please contact us so we can talk through your options.
  • ​If you want to cancel or amend your booking, you will need to contact C2C on 029 2087 2087. Bookings may be cancelled up to 3 full working days before the collection takes place.
  • If you choose to use an alternative collection company, make sure they are a registered waste carrier and have legal ways of disposing of your waste. Find out about householder duty of care​​​​​​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

Book a bulky item collection 

Please note this service is for residential properties only. 

​For commercial en​quiries please visit the Cardiff Trade Waste website.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

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You can also make a booking by calling C2C on 029 2087 2087 or use the Cardiff Gov app.​​

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