Small items and bulky waste

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Free household small items collection

A free small item collection service is provided by Amey. 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.

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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.

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Household bulky waste and electrical goods collection

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.

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 fencesDIY 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.

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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. 

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