Rubbish Removal for Bulky and Large Items (Special Collections)

Rubbish Removal for Bulky and Large Items (Special Collections)

Fylde Borough Council works in partnerhsip with Bulky Waste Collectors to collect, reuse and recycle household items. 

Bulky Waste Collectors are a collaboration of the charities Helping Hand and Refurb, who reuse and recycle items such as old furniture for the benefit of the local community, whilst reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill.

Large household items such as furniture, cookers and fridges are collected for a small charge when requested by householders.  We aim to complete collections within 3 working days of the request.   Collections are available:-

  • Monday – Friday, Morning or Afternoon
  • Thursday Evening

Collection can now be carried out from within your property, at an agreed time. The items must be easily accessible in order to be removed from the premises i.e. disconnected, unplugged, defrosted and empty of any items and must be able to fit through doorways without dismantling.

The exact number and description of the items that need removing must be specified during the booking. There is a charge for this service and payment must be made in advance, using a debit or credit card. Please have your card details available at the time of booking your collection.

To book a collection, please:

  • Call Fylde Direct on 01253 658 658

Please note any amendments or cancellations must be made by 5pm on the day of the request.  Refunds and adjustments cannot be made after this time.

The following charges apply:

  • Up to 3 items - £19.65
  • 4 to 10 items - £39.30
  • Fridges - £39.30 each
  • Freezers -  £39.30 each
  • Integrated fridge freezer (non-commercial) £39.30 each
  • garden sheds (maximum size 6" x 6" / 1.83cm x 1.83cm) -£45.00
  • Over 10 items is charged at a rate of £73.60 per hour . The minimum charge of 1 hour is applicable and payment must be made in advance in order for the collection to be arranged. Please be aware that if the job takes longer than 1 hour this will be billed retrospectively at a rate of  £73.60 per hour  or part there of.

This service covers the following items:

Items Covered

Yes Please

No Thanks

Bed /mattress   Bathroom fittings or tiles
Cooker (must be disconnected) Building suites,  rubble, bricks
Fridge / Freezer units Toilets, baths, sinks or shower units 
Washing machine Car batteries
Dishwashers Carpets, rugs or underlay
Microwave Children’s Wooden Play Area (any size)
Wardrobes Commercial fridges and freezers
Chest of drawers Computers, printers, photocopiers or scanners
Chairs Garage doors
Tables House clearances
Sofa Oil or gas cans
Bicycles Organs or pianos
Mobility aids Paint or varnish
Radiators Laminate or vinyl flooring
Boilers Household doors
Televisions Sunbeds
Fence Panel Soil or concrete
Wood pallets Plasterboard

Information about how to recycle / dispose of bulky items not covered by the collection (external link).

What happens to the bulky items collected?

Items in good condition will be reused within the local community.  Items unsuitable for reuse will be recycled wherever possible. 

Any remaining items unsuiatbale for reuse or recycling will be sent to landfill, except for electrical equipment including fridges and freezers which are sent for specialist disposal.

We aim to reuse or recycle 50% of the bulky items collected.

Do any charities reuse or recycle bulky items?

There are a number of charities operating in Fylde which will collect items in good working condition that are suitable for reuse. These include: