Bulky Item Collection

We will collect bulky domestic waste including furniture, white goods (Please note: Fridges and Freezers must be empty of all contents including food), electrical appliances and most other items that you would expect to take with you if you were moving house. Please note that we cannot take DIY materials or builders' waste. Examples of what would be considered builders waste would be:

  • Bricks
  • Concrete
  • Other construction material waste including plasterboard and similar broken up fixtures and fittings made from such materials

Items need to be out by 6am on the day of collection. Items need to be clearly visible at the front of the property abutting the highway ready to be collected at any time during the day. Please be aware that white goods are collected separately to all other bulky items.  


There is a minimum charge of £24.00 (for the collection of up to four items of which only one item in four can be white goods) required at time of booking, You can book a maximum of up to eight items at a charge of £48.00 in which only two items may be white goods. The booking may be cancelled or amended up to two working days before the collection date, a full refund will be provided. If the booking is cancelled less than two working days before the collection due date the payment will not be refunded. The overall cost will be based on the number and volume of items being collected.

Please note:
The following items cannot be collected:

  • Car parts
  • Window units/mirrors
  • Garage and patio doors
  • Hazardous waste
  • Builders rubble and glass
  • Length of metal or wood above 2 metres
  • Any item that 2 operatives cannot safely lift
  • Commercial waste
  • Industrial waste
  • Loose garden waste
  • Large items must be dismantled e.g. trampolines

Book a bulky item collection

Alternatively call 01233 331111 to speak to an advisor.

If you would prefer, you can take your waste to Kent County Council Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

If you would like to hire a skip privately, Skipandbin.com is a useful price comparison site. It is a free and totally impartial service, giving 'live' prices from licensed skip companies operating in the local area. Visit www.skipandbin.com* for more information.

*External website, not necessarily endorsed by Ashford Borough Council.