Bulky household waste collections

Service update: The Too Big for the Bin is currently operating Wednesday – Saturday in order to ensure staff are available to operate our general waste and recycling services. We will try our best to return all services back to normal as quickly as is possible. We are working with SUEZ to recruit, train and retain drivers to try and avoid further service impacts caused by the national shortage of HGV drivers.

Too Big For The Bin collection service

If you have larger household items that you want to throw away, our Too Big for the Bin service can help.

We collect most furniture and household items such as:

  • TVs and stereos
  • washing machines
  • sofas
  • tables and chairs
  • mattresses

We don't collect:

We can only collect from residential properties within the borough.

Commercial customers including property managing agents, commercial and private landlords can use our commercial waste services.

Costs and booking

We can collect up to ten bulky items for £33.30.

The service is currently free of charge if you are receiving housing and/or council tax benefit. We will need your NI number when you book.

We can only release dates on a week by week basis. If there are no slots available at the time of booking please try again in a few days, as we release new dates every week.

Book a Too Big For The Bin collection

If you would like to make amendments to your existing booking please email us at tb4b@rbkc.gov.uk or call on 020 7361 3001 before 12pm on the working day (Monday to Friday) before the collection is due.

 

Reuse and recycle your bulky waste items 

 

If you think someone else or a neighbour might want an item you want to get rid of, don't dump it, Freegle it free of charge!  Freegle is a charity and enables you to exchange unwanted items for free. To find out more, and to see what is currently available, visit Kensington and Chelsea Freegle.

You can use the following apps to find an alternative bulky waste removal provider, some of which may be able to reuse your materials:

  • LoveJunk - an online marketplace for the collection of bulky waste, furniture and appliances. It matches you to nearby licensed waste carriers and also reuse charities and is free to use. 
  • TipTapp - For items such as broken furniture, old mattresses, bulky waste, or garden waste just set the price you are willing to pay and within minutes you will be offered times for same or next day removal from your address.

Last updated: 8 November 2021