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Bulky household waste collection

Bulky household waste is freestanding 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 £25. However, we would encourage you where possible to sell or give furniture away that is reusable.

Is the furniture reusable?

Read about the bulky household waste collections for items you cannot use again, for 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 Freegle in Penrith and Eden District website free of charge, for furniture you are happy to give away.

Eden Valley Hospice

View the furniture shop location on 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.

Impact Furniture Services, Carlisle

Read about donating items on Impact's website to find out how they will collect reusable furniture or electrical appliances free of charge.

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

Read about household waste recycling centres where you can take and dispose of broken furniture. If cannot take furniture away you can arrange for a bulky household waste collection.

Bulky waste household collection scheme

Bulky household waste collection service is for domestic properties only. We will collect up to three items of furniture for £25; for items we will collect see the list below:

  • 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 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.

View locations about household waste recycling centres, where you can take bulky items we will not collect.

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 you 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

Report a missed bulky waste collection online, if we fail to collect your furniture.

Contact Customer Services on 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.

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