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Bulky collections


About our bulky collections

Each item will need to be under two metres in length so it can be lifted safely by two people. A three-piece suite is classed as three items for example, a sofa and two armchairs.

If you have garden waste, please put it in your garden waste bin, as we don't collect garden waste in a bulky collection. Small items, such as tiles, need to be put into containers so they can be lifted safely by two people. Fridges, freezers, televisions and computer monitors can be collected using the bulky collection service, however these will be collected by a separate vehicle as they can’t be crushed.

Collections of fridges, freezers or fridge/freezers now have to be booked separately and cannot be included on a standard bulky collection.

Before booking a bulky collection

We need to know what all the items are when taking the booking, if we don't, we won't be able to collect them. Once a booking has been taken any changes or additions can only be made by 11am on the working day before the collection.

Please ensure the following criteria are met before making a bulky booking:

  • The collection must be from a residential property.
  • Items must be left just inside the front boundary of your property for 7am on the day of collection.
  • If you live in a flat the items need to be left in or by the bin store.
  • We will not collect from commercial premises, including schools and nursing homes.

Book a bulky collection

Fridge/freezer collections

Collections of fridges, freezers or fridge/freezers now have to be booked separately and cannot be included on a standard bulky collection.

It costs £20 per white good with a maximum of 2 fridges, freezers or fridge/freezers. All items must be under 2 meters in height.

Book a fridge/freezer collection

What items do we collect?

Below is a list of items that we can and can't collect:

CanCan't
Bathroom suite Builders rubble
Bed bases and headboards Car parts
Arm chair or chairs Commercial waste
Computers Garage and patio doors
Cupboards and wardrobes Garden waste
Desks and drawers Hazardous waste including paint, oils etc
Fencing Industrial waste
Garden furniture Items that can't be lifted safely by two people
Loose wood Lengths of metal or wood above two metres
Mattresses Window units
Rugs/mats   
Settees and sofas  
Shelving units   
Tv's   
White goods   

A complete list of items we collect will be displayed in the form.

How do I pay for a bulky collection?

You can pay for your bulky collection using our online form. We accept Visa, Visa Debit and Mastercard payments.

Number of Items Price (£)
1-4 items £24.00
5-8 items £34.00

Bulky collections for charity

If your bulky items are in a good reusable condition, why not donate them to charity? There are many charities which take reusable furniture.

To donate your items contact the organisation directly. Some you may want to consider are:

If you'd like to suggest a charity or organisation to include please email waste@maidstone.gov.uk

If your items can't be reused you can take them Tovil Recycling Centre

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