Fylde Council is working in partnership with Furniture Matters, to offer residents a convenient way to dispose of unwanted household items.

Furniture Matters (as part of the Calico Group) are committed to reducing environmental impact when collecting unwanted household furniture and appliances by refurbishing, repairing, or recycling items (where possible). Supporting those most in need by offering low cost quality domestic furniture and appliances as well as providing local people with an opportunity to develop their skills and experience to help improve employment prospects.

The collection service operates 3 days per week from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm with bookings available morning or afternoon.

To maximise the possibility of reuse we prefer to collect items from inside your property as this ensures items are dry. However, if you prefer, we can collect items left outside. All we ask is that if you choose this option is that items are placed outside as close to your collection as possible to prevent water damage. We recommend items such as mattresses, sofas and chairs are covered to keep dry.

If you are booking an appliance this must be unplugged, disconnected and empty prior to arrival, as unfortunately the team will not be able to do this on your behalf.

*This service is available to residential addresses only and is not offered to businesses.

ItemsCharge
Up to 3 items£21.60
4-10 items£43.25
Over 10 items (charged per hour)£80.95
Single fridge / single freezer or single unit combined fridge freezer£43.25
Garden shed (max 6’ x 6’ / 1.83m x 1.83m)£49.50

What we can collect

  • Bed base – double, king, queen single, super king
  • Bed frame – double, king, queen, single, super king
  • Bed headboard – double, king, queen, single, super king
  • Bed mattress – double, king, queen, single, super king
  • Bed sofa / settee / Futon
  • Blanket box / ottoman
  • Bunk bed
  • Bedroom chair
  • Bedside cabinet / Chest of drawers / Dressing table / Tallboy
  • Mirror
  • Toys
  • Wardrobe – single, double, triple
  • Dining table
  • Dining chair
  • Display unit / Sideboard / Welsh Dresser
  • Carpet
  • Laminate flooring
  • Rug
  • Underlay
  • Garden bench / chair / sun lounger
  • Garden table
  • Garden tools, power tools
  • Parasol
  • Shed (max 6ft x 6ft, 1.83m x 1.83ft – dismantled)
  • Toys
  • Cross trainer
  • Exercise bike
  • Rowing machine
  • Treadmill
  • Coat stand / shoe cabinet
  • Console table
  • Framed artwork
  • Mobility aides / wheelchair
  • Digital camera
  • DVD Player
  • Games console
  • Hi-Fi / music system / record player
  • Musical instrument
  • Radio
  • Soundbar / surround sound system / speakers
  • Laminator
  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone, telephone
  • PC (monitor, base, keyboard, mouse, speakers)
  • Photocopier, printer, scanner
  • Typewriter
  • Breakfast bar stool / chair
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen table
  • Set of crockery
  • Set of cups / mugs
  • Set of cutlery
  • Set of pans / pots
  • Sideboard, Welsh dresser
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric fan
  • Electric fire
  • Electric radiator
  • Microwave
  • Mini oven / Baby Belling
  • Tumble dryer / washer dryer / washing machine
  • Armchair / Easy / Pouffe / Recliner / Rocking chair
  • Bookcase / Sideboard / Welsh dresser / Unit / Tallboy
  • Coffee table / nest of tables / side table
  • Fire guard / fire surround
  • Settee / sofa – 2 seater, 3 seater, 4 seater, corner
  • TV unit / cabinet
  • Baby changing unit / table
  • Crib / cot bed / travel cot
  • Cot bed
  • Cot mattress
  • Highchair
  • Pram / pushchair
  • Toys
  • Bookcase / Bureau / Desk / Table
  • Display board / white board
  • Filing cabinet, set of drawers
  • Office chair
  • American fridge freezer, fridge freezer
  • Chest freezer, freezer
  • Dehumidifier
  • Fridge
  • Blender / Juicer / Food processor / Food mixer
  • Bread maker / Chip fryer / Slow cooker / Toaster
  • Coffee machine / Kettle
  • Electric blanket
  • Electric heater
  • Hair curling tongs / Hairdryer / Straighteners
  • Iron
  • Table lamp, floor standing lamp
  • Paper shredder
  • Sewing machine
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Portable TV, television
  • VDU monitor

What we can’t collect

  • Asbestos
  • Bricks
  • Chemicals
  • Loft insulation
  • Rubble
  • Paint
  • Plasterboard
  • Tiles
  • Commercial fridges, freezers
  • Display chilling units
  • Baths / Sinks / Toilets
  • Doors
  • Double glazing units / Window frames
  • Fitted cupboards
  • Floorboards
  • Kitchen units
  • Shower screens
  • Skirting boards
  • Barbeques
  • Fence panels
  • Garden waste / Soil
  • Gas cannisters
  • Rabbit hutches
  • Rotary washing line
  • Batteries
  • Black bags / General refuse
  • Car parts / tyres
  • Fish tanks
  • Food waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Glass bottles/jars, Cans, Plastics, Paper, Cardboard
  • Pianos
  • Bedding
  • Clothes / Shoes
  • Curtains
  • Cushions
  • Shower curtains
  • Towels

To book a collection please contact Customer Services on 01253 658658, payment can be made via a debit or credit card.