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What is bulky waste?

Bulky waste is large items householders no longer want or need, but that we are not able to take away as part of your everyday rubbish collection.

Bulky waste includes:

  • beds
  • fridges (but not American style fridge/freezers)
  • furniture
  • TVs and large electrical items

What to do with your bulky waste

Give it to a new home

Always consider and check if your item can be given a new home.

The following local charities collect in Redbridge, reusing bulky items to fund good causes:


Reuse and recycle

Please consider getting your item reused or recycled


Book a free bulky waste collection

If none of the above options is possible or practical, you can make a booking for us to collect your bulky waste items.

We do not collect bulky waste from:

  • commercial premises
  • business premises

What we cannot collect

We will not collect the following as bulky waste items:

  • Builders waste including plasterboard, tiles and bricks.
  • Tyres and all other vehicle parts.
  • Very heavy items which cannot be safely carried by two people
I understand the items you can / cannot take, and my alternatives for disposing of these items