Special Collections

If you have large items for disposal you can book a 'too big for the bin' bulky waste collection.

Reusable items in good or repairable condition can be donated to the London Re-use Network:

Donate unwanted furniture and household items for re-use

London Re-use Network collects and sells unwanted household items, giving them new homes in the capital. Your unwanted items will be collected from your home, and delivered either to the workshop for repair, or to a storage depot for resale.

There will be a fee for the service, but it will be no more than booking a bulky waste collection from the Council.

The workshop will accept the following items in good condition or in a repairable state:

  • home furniture (such as beds, sofas, tables, chairs, cupboards and drawers)
  • large appliances (such as fridges, washing machines, tumble driers and cookers)
  • small electrical items (pretty much anything with a plug)
  • textiles (such as curtains, carpet, fabric, bed linen and clothes)
  • bicycles
  • children's equipment (such as prams, buggies, cots and toys)
  • garden tools and equipment (such as lawn mowers, forks and spades)

Visit www.londonreuse.org for more information

You can also drop off your items at the Smugglers Way Reuse and Recycling Centre, where Rework is based.

The workshop cannot accept the following:

  • doors, windows and window frames
  • garage doors and car parts
  • oversized furniture and items which are too heavy for 2 people to carry
  • bespoke fitted wardrobes that require dismantling
  • bathroom suites (toilet, sink, bath, shower cubicle and taps)
  • kitchen cabinets
  • boilers, radiators, water tanks and storage heaters
  • carpets (off cuts and underlay)
  • chemicals, toxic waste, oils and asbestos
  • gas cylinders
  • greenhouses, sheds, garden swings and wheelbarrows
  • large CRT TVs and monitors (e.g.not flatscreen models) 

'Too Big for the Bin' collection service

If your item is unsuitable for reuse the Coucil will collect up to ten bulky items for £27.60, payable upon booking the collection (the service is free of charge if you are receiving housing and/or council tax benefit - we will need your NI number when booking). We will collect most furniture and household items, such as TVs, stereos, washing machines, sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, cabinets etc.

We will NOT collect: garden waste, car parts, hazardous waste, or builder’s waste (any waste generated as a result of works undertaken by a tradesman).

We can only collect from residential properties in the Royal Borough; commercial customers (including property managing agents, commercial and private landlords) should use commercial waste services.

Collection times

Collections are carried out between 7am-3pm Monday to Saturday. If you need to provide access to the property or the items, you can request a 7am-12pm collection (this is subject to availability and can not be guaranteed).

Once you have booked your collection

Leave your items at ground or basement level. They must not be placed on the pavement, and must be kept within the confines of the property. Bundle your item(s); for example if you dismantle your wardrobe and bundle into one lot, this bundle will count as one item. Keep mattresses and carpets dry as they become very heavy when wet.

If you are elderly, disabled or there are other special circumstances which prevent you from moving the items yourself to the collection point please contact streetline@rbkc.gov.uk, phone 020 7361 3001 before proceeding.

Heavy items

If the item is extremely heavy or bulky, please request a three man crew. This service is only available on the last Wednesday of the month. Examples of very heavy or bulky items include American fridge/freezers, sofa-beds or pianos. If you dismantle a sofa bed and remove the metal action, this will count as two items, and a three man crew will not be required.

Cancellations

If you wish to cancel an appointment you must let us know by 12 noon the last working day before the collection is due to take place. If you do not let us know in time and payment has already been received no refund can be given.


Freecycle

Freecycle is a service that advertises used items online. Visit the Freecycle website for further information.

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