Bulky household waste collection

Bulky household waste is free-standing furniture that is too big to go into a blue refuse sack. We will collect up to three items of large furniture from outside your home for £29.70. However, we would encourage you, where possible, to sell or give furniture away that is reusable.

Is the furniture reusable?

Read about bulky household waste collections for items you cannot use again. For what to do with reusable items, see below.

Reusable items

To give away furniture you do not want, advertise it free of charge on Freegle, take it to a charity furniture shop or, if it is too large to fit in a car, a charity may collect it from your home.


Advertise items on the Penrith and Eden District Freegle website, free of charge, for furniture, electrical items and all items listed under 'bulky household waste' (below). Items must not be contaminated with biological waste.

Eden Valley Hospice

View the furniture shop location on the Eden Valley Hospice website, where you can take furniture to donate to the hospice, for them to sell to raise funds for the work they do.

British Heart Foundation

Go to the British Heart Foundation's website, to find out more about their free furniture and electrical appliance collection service.

Reuse organisations

View the list of reuse organisations on the recycle Cumbria website, for details of all the organisations who will take furniture to sell.

Damaged or broken items

You can take and dispose of broken furniture at a household waste recycling centre.

If you cannot take furniture away, you can arrange for a bulky household waste collection.

Bulky household waste collection scheme

The bulky household waste collection service is for domestic properties only. We will collect up to three items of furniture for £29.70. See the list below for items we will collect:

  • Armchairs
  • Bed bases
  • Bed headboards
  • Bookcases
  • Carpets
  • Carpet underlay
  • Chairs
  • Chest of drawers
  • Dressing tables
  • Gas cookers
  • Plastic garden furniture
  • Wooden garden furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Mirrors
  • Tables
  • Three-piece suites (=3 items)
  • Wardrobes

We will not collect household electrical appliances in a bulky waste collection, there is a separate collection for these.

Read about Household appliance collections, if you would like us to collect a large electrical item from outside your home.

We will not collect garden waste, builder's rubble, or fixtures and fittings in a bulky waste collection. Take these items to a household waste recycling centre.

Book a bulky waste collection

Book and pay for a bulky waste collection online, to arrange for us to collect large items of furniture from your home. We collect bulky waste on Mondays. You can decide which Monday we collect your furniture when you book and pay for a collection. If it is not possible for you to select a collection date on the form, we will contact you. Put all items for us to collect outside your property, at the kerbside, or edge of the highway, if there is enough room, by 6am.

Report a missed bulky waste collection

Contact Customer Services, on the details below, if you would prefer to speak to a member of staff to arrange a collection, or to report a problem with a collection.

Last updated: Tuesday, 4 July, 2023.