Small items and bulky waste

Free household small items collection

A free small item collection service is available. Collection of certain items benefits the environment by recycling items that might otherwise be thrown away and end up in landfill.

Please note: The free household small items collection is temporarily unavailable.

Book a small items collection

You can book a small items collection by calling 01733 747474 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) and pay with your debit or credit card over the phone.

Yes please No thanks
Clothes, paired shoes, bags, belts,
hats, curtains, bed linen and towels
Broken toys
Toys, books, CDs, small household objects,
pictures and paintings
General household waste
Small electrical items: kettles, irons, mixers,
lamps, radios, CD players, hair dryers,
hair straighteners, fans and razors
Glass and ceramics

Items are to be placed in a clear bag. Textiles are to be separated from other items and so presented in separate bags. Please place items outside by 6.45am, where your bins are usually collected from.

Household bulky waste and electrical goods collection

Please note: The bulky waste service will restart on Monday 21 September. Collections will be limited to 30 slots per day and collected on the same day as your black bin limited to 5 list A items.

We are unable to take calls for booking bulky waste items until Thursday 17 September.

Book a bulky waste collection

You can book a bulky waste collection by calling 01733 747474 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) and pay with your debit or credit card over the phone.

  • Only items from list A as listed below are eligible and all list B will still be subject to charge.
  • There is a charge of £23.50 per collection for items on list A below, Items on list B will be quoted on an individual basis.
  • Please ensure items are placed out by 6.45am and left where your black bin is normally collected from.
List A
£23.50 collection charge for items from the below list:
List B
Items will be quoted on an individual basis:
Beds, bed bases, mattresses and headboards Loose or bagged ceramic tiles
Sofas and armchairs Fish tanks and water tanks
Chest of drawers TV aerials and satellite dishes
Fridges and freezers Rotary washing line
Tables and dressing tables Metal, concrete, builders waste/rubble, soil and paint tins
Washing machines and tumble dryers Laminate flooring
Cookers and microwaves Barbecues
Pushchairs and prams Single garage doors and extension ladders
Hoovers, TV, Hi-Fi stereos and video players Radiators, storage heaters, boilers, and gas cylinders
Garden furniture and garden play equipment Lawnmowers and strimmers
Computers Garden fences, DIY materials, wood, internal/external doors and garden gates
Exercise equipment Wash basins, baths, toilets and sinks
Gas heaters (not cylinders) and electric heaters Sheds and greenhouses (must be dismantled and ready for collection)
Carpet and carpet tiles Kitchen units

We do not collect car parts, asbestos, commercial fridges* or mobility scooters. If an item does not appear on either list you can contact us to ask if the item can be collected and you will be given an individual quote.

Please note: examples of commercial fridges include large glass fronted beer fridges/bottle coolers, display fridges, ice cream fridges (glass topped ones) and any other large glass fronted fridges. In general, anything that does not look like a domestic household fridge.

Free alternatives

You can take a wide range of items to the Household Recycling Centre free of charge, or contact a local charity shop to see if they can offer a free collection. Alternatively, you can use Freecycle Peterborough which is a website that allows you to offer items for free to local people within your community for reuse. Reuse schemes reduce the burden on landfill making a positive difference to our environment.

Tesco also offer residents a recycling service on ink cartridges, providing a free postal service whereby residents can earn 125 Clubcard points or donate up to £1.25 for each cartridge recycled.