Bulky waste collections
We can collect large ‘bulky’ items – like old sofas or mattresses – from your home.
- The collection team starts work at 6.30am, so make sure items are presented by this time.
- Put your items out for collection in an accessible location. This should be inside your property boundary.
- Don’t leave your items in basements or areas that need to be accessed by steps.
- Any fabric items such as sofas or mattresses should be covered up.
- If you live in a block of flats, place your items by your bin store area, or where you would place your rubbish for collection.
Bulky items we CAN collect
- Beds and bed frames
- Bedside cabinets
- Carpets and rugs inside a tied bag (must be less than 80 litres)
- Computers and monitors
- Doors (no fire doors or metal doors)
- One-off collections of garden waste
- Sofas and sofa beds
- Tumble driers
- Washing machines
Bulky items we DO NOT collect
- Carpets and rugs (not inside a tied bag)
- Car batteries
- Construction waste, bricks, stonework, cement, paint, plasterboard
- Gas bottles and cylinders
- Hazardous waste, chemicals or asbestos
- Masonry and tiles
- Pianos (unless broken up)
- Rubble and soil
- Tree trunks and thick branches
- Waste from house renovations
The cost is £20 for Veolia to collect up to 5 bulky items from your home.
Extra items cost £10 each. The total number of items we can collect is 10.
Book a bulky waste collection through the Veolia Haringey contact centre:
- Online: Book a bulky waste collection form (external link)
- Tel: 020 8885 7700
You can take a wide range of items to a recycling centre - find your nearest here.
Check our furniture reuse page to see if someone else could use your furniture.
The North London Waste Authority (NLWA) provide a free service for the collection of electrical and electronic waste through Clearabee.
Important - please note that due to the current very high demand for the service, there is a long delay for the next available collection slots. The furthest ahead slots can be booked at the moment is 31 March 2021.
If you are unable to book a collection slot now we suggest you use the council’s normal bulky waste collection service or you can take your items to one of the NLWA reuse and recycling centres (external link).
If you have any bulky items not covered by the services above, you can use LoveJunk (external link) - an online marketplace for the collection of bulky waste, furniture and appliances. It matches you to nearby licensed waste carriers and is free to use.