Please note: The free household small items collection is temporarily unavailable.
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.
Arrange a collection
You can arrange a small item collection by contacting customer services.
|Yes please||No thanks|
|Clothes, paired shoes, bags, belts,
hats, curtains, bed linen and towels
|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 is temporarily unavailable, please note any pre-existing orders will be honoured. Please continue to check the council's website for service updates.
Only items from list A as listed below are eligible and all list B will still be subject to charge.
Please ensure items are placed out by 6.45am and left where your bins are normally collected from.
Usually there is a charge of £23.50 per collection for items on list A below, this is a one-off charge not per item. Items on list B will be quoted on an individual basis.
£23.50 collection charge for items from the below list:
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.
To arrange, please call 01733 747474 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm) to pay with your debit or credit card over the phone.
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.
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.