Items that can be collected

The following items can be collected for a fee:

  • Doors that form part of an item of furniture
  • Lawnmowers
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Domestic furniture (including any wooden fitted furniture)
  • Televisions
  • Garden furniture
  • Domestic carpets
  • Beds
  • Refrigerators, freezers or coolers (non-commercial)
  • Washing machines, tumble dryers or dishwashers, microwaves
  • Three-piece suites
  • Bags of smaller household items such as crockery, pots and pans

Please note, bags need to be strong enough to ensure they do not split when being taken to the vehicle. Items will not be accepted if they contain glass.

  • Non-electrical items £23.00 for the first item, followed by an additional £4.30 per item.
  • Electrical items £23.00 for the first item, followed by an additional £4.30 per item.

Please note

House improvement or building work-related items such as building waste or replaced windows, will not be collected.

Broken glass must be supplied in a box.

Bagged, boxed and tied waste will be classed as individual items.

Sheds must be dismantled and each panel will be classed as an item.

All items must be presented in a way that satisfies manual handling and can be easily loaded onto the collection vehicle. Failure to do so will result in non-collection of items.

Arranging a collection

To arrange a collection please contact Customer Services on Leicester (0116) 288 8961.

Please note: due to popular demand for the bulky waste service some collection dates may already be fully booked. Please, therefore, check with a Customer Service Advisor, at the time of booking, when the next available collection date will be.

You will be required to make the payment over the telephone (0116 2888961) by debit or credit card when booking in the bulky collection at least a week prior to the collection.

Customer Services will advise you on charges and arrange for collection. Payment must be made in advance and a receipt number will be issued. You will need to retain this number in case of a query by admin or collection staff. Please note that our collectors do not take payment at the time of collection.

Please note, all collections are carried out on Thursdays only between 7 am and 3 pm. All items must be as described, placed at the front edge of your property and visible from the road from 7 am on the collection day. Clinical waste and white goods (washing machines, dishwashers etc) collections are on a Wednesday.

Are you eligible for a free collection?

Residents on certain benefits can apply for exemption, This will then entitle to 2 collections during the financial year with up to a maximum of 4 items on each collection.
Customers need to live in the borough and be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit (Housing Element Only)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Support
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disabled Students Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • War Disablement Pension
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

To apply for an exemption please contact our Customer Service Team on 0116 288 8961 or email

You may be required to provide proof that you are in receipt of the benefit.

Reuse unwanted items

Your household items may be of use to someone else. Organisations, particularly charities, may accept your household items and put them to good use or offer them to others. Please contact them directly for more information.

Recycling household furniture

Please visit the Recycle Network web site for all your unwanted items. Do not let your attic, shed or cupboards fill up with unwanted junk. Recycle them to a new home today.

Last updated: Friday, 1 April 2022 9:49 am