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Bulky items

​​​​​​​​​This service is for residential properties only. Visit Cardiff Trade Waste for commercial enquiries.

If you have an item at home that is too large for you to bring to a recycling centre​, you can arrange for us to collect it from your property.

There is a £5 booking fee for all collections. This fee is non-refundable.

​For us to collect your item, it must be:

  • too large and awkward to fit in your car, or
  • not safe for one person to carry it.

Read the Bulky item collections terms and conditions.

Items we collect

The items that we collect for free depend on the availability of the recycling market and the quality of the items. 

There is a £5 booking fee for all collections. This fee is non-refundable.

Items we can collect for free may change without notice.

We generally collect for free items such as:

  • large electrical appliances,
  • UPVC windows and frames,
  • metal items,
  • white goods,
  • items made from wood, MDF or laminate.

We can collect some other items for a minimum cost of £12.50, including:

  • carpets,
  • ceramic, tile or stone items,
  • divan bed bases,
  • sofas and armchairs,
  • memory foam or spring mattresses,
  • furniture made from a mixture of materials such as a wooden cabinet with glass doors, and
  • hard plastics.

​Items we cannot collect

Items we cannot collect include:

  • small electrical appliances,
  • pianos,
  • asbestos,
  • garden waste,
  • soil and rubble, and
  • bikes.

​Visit our A-Z of recycling to learn how to dispose of items we do not collect.

Book a collection

You can book a maximum of 6 items.

Make sure the collection of this item is absolutely necessary, and you place it in the location stated in your booking.

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You can also book a bulky item collection:

You can also book a visit to a recycling centre online.

If you want to use an external company, do it from our registered waste carrier supplier to make sure they dispose it legally.

Change your booking

Contact us on 029 2087 2087 if you need to cancel or change your booking. ​

Amending your booking

You can swap like for like items up until 2pm, 1 working day before your collection.​​​ 

​For example you can swap a paid for item for another paid for item, or swap a free item for another free item.

Cancelling your booking

Bookings for free items can be cancelled up to 1 working day before the collection date.​

Bookings you have paid for must be cancelled 5 working days before the collection date to get a refund.

The £5 booking fee for all collections is non-refundable.

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