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Bulky Waste Collections

Who can use the service?

The service can be provided only to those homes that have a front garden area or a communal area where large and bulky items can be placed out of harm’s way. 

If you live in a block of flats, place your items in your bulk store area if you have one, or where you would place your rubbish for collection. 


You can take a wide range of items to  Recycling Centres – find your nearest.

If your items would be of use to someone else, there are organisations which can collect them for you.  See our Furniture reuse page for more info.


There is a fee of £20 for Veolia to collect up to five bulky items, such as furniture, from your home. Any additional items will be charged at £10 per item, up to a maximum of 10 items per collection.  

How to book

All collections are booked through the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre:

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What can be collected

As a general rule, anything that you might take with you when moving home can be collected. We make every effort to recycle as many items as possible.

A full list of the items Veolia will collect can be found on the Veolia bulky waste FAQs page (external link), and a few common examples are shown below.

Items Veolia will collect

FurnitureWhite Goods/WEEE (standard household appliances only)Waste electrical (WEEE) goods
  • Beds and bed frames
  • Bedside cabinets
  • Bookcases
  • Carpets and rugs contained within a tied bag (maximum 80 litres)
  • Chairs
  • Doors (no fire doors or metal doors)
  • Mattresses
  • Sofas and sofa beds (please dismantle sofa beds)
  • Tables
  • Wardrobes (must be dismantled)
  • Computers/PCs
  • Computer monitors
  • Cookers
  • Dishwashers
  • Freezers
  • Fridges
  • Ovens
  • Tumble driers
  • TVs
  • Washing machines

If you need to dispose of WEEE goods such as fridges, televisions etc, then contact Clearabee (external link) for a free WEEE kerbside removal service

Items Veolia cannot collect

  • Rubble and soil
  • Masonry and tiles
  • Construction waste, e.g. bricks, stonework, cement, paint, plasterboard
  • Waste from house renovations, eg: bathroom fittings, kitchen fittings/worktops, kitchen units, fireplace surrounds
  • Carpets and rugs that are not contained within a tied bag
  • Tyres
  • Gas bottles and cylinders
  • Car batteries
  • Tree trunks and thick branches
  • Pianos (unless broken up)
  • Any hazardous waste, such as chemicals or asbestos

Further information

Read the bulky items collection FAQs on the Veolia website (external link).

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Page last updated:

21 May 2020

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