Bulky household waste
If you have bulky furniture or appliances that you no longer want, we will collect them from you and dispose of them for a small charge.
Examples of what we collect:
- furniture (such as sofas, chairs and tables)
- washing machines
- carpets (underlay and carpet would be classed as two items)
- fridge and freezers*
*You must clean and empty fridges and freezers of all food before we collect them.
Find out more information on disposing of electrical goods.
The minimum charge is £22 for up to 3 items and £6.90 for each additional item. There is a maximum of six items per collection day, if you have more than six another collection day will need to be booked. Please note that a bed and mattress counts as 2 items and a three piece suite (consisting of 1 settee and 2 chairs) counts as 3 items. N.B. Payments by credit card are subject to a 1.36% surcharge.
Before you contact us to book your bulky waste collection, have a good think about whether you have any other big items to dispose of. Once we have processed your booking, we are unable to make any alterations or add any other items – even if you have only booked one or two items.
Items we don't collect
The removal of fixtures and fittings such as bathroom suites, doors, boilers or DIY waste is not included. If you pay someone to dispose of this kind of waste you need to check they are a registered waste carrier and and make sure they give you a waste transfer note to state where the rubbish is being taken from and to. For more information on this see the .
How to book your collection
You can still pay by debit/credit card, over the phone or by cheque/postal order made payable to South Oxfordshire District Council. You need to write your address, and the job number we give you, on the back of the cheque and send it to:
Bulky Waste Collection
We will collect items on the same day as your rubbish (black bin) collection, but via a separate vehicle service. You must leave all items for collection outside, within the grounds of your property, for collection any time after 7 am.
For further information on this service, please contact email@example.com
Have you considered donating your furniture to charity or a good home? Find out more in our furniture re-use section.
Last reviewed: 03 - 04 - 2013