Borough Council of Wellingborough

Coronavirus advice

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either: a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111.

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Bulky household items waste collection service

We regret to advise that bulky waste collection bookings will be suspended until further notice. This will enable our partners at Wellingborough Norse to redeploy staff on priority services such as waste and recycling bin collections while we respond to Coronavirus (Covid-19). All bookings made to date will be honoured.

The Council's bulky household items collection service is available to all households in the Borough. We will collect up to five items on each occasion for a charge of £37.80

If you are in receipt of Housing or Council Tax benefit you may be eligible for a free collection, but you will need to provide evidence at the time of booking. There are no other concessions available for this service.

To maintain flexibility no appointments are made, but you will be given a collection date. The items should be left at the front of your property by 7am on the collection date you have been given. Items should not be put out before your collection date as this is detrimental to your environment.

What items are included in the bulky collection?

Use the bulky items collection service to dispose of any of the following:

Furniture; Bed; Mattress; Wardrobe (free standing); Cupboard (free standing); Table; Chair; Carpet (must be dry); Fridge or freezer (must be clean with no contents); Washing machine; Cooker (not Agas); Bicycle; Pram; TV set; Tumble dryer.

What items are not included in the bulky collection service?

We will not collect the following (please note this list is not exhaustive):

Bath; Toilet pan and cistern; Shower base and fittings; Bidet; Door; Kitchen sink; Boiler; Radiator; Bags of rubble or soil; Car parts; Petrol lawn mower; Shed; Green house; Storage heater; Christmas tree; Fence panel; Any fittings removed from your property.

Most of the above can be taken direct to one of the County Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres.

If the disposal of items is the result of work being done by someone employed by the householder, that company is responsible for the safe disposal of the material. Householders should check that those carrying out the work have the necessary permits to do this, as the householder may be liable to a £5,000 fine.

Furniture recycling - Sofa Wise

Sofa Wise is a local furniture recycling charity set up to help people in the Borough of Wellingborough. The aim of Sofa Wise is to recycle good quality furniture that is no longer needed, and make it available at an affordable cost to those in receipt of benefit. This not only brings together those who wish to donate furniture and those looking to furnish a home, but also helps the environment by extending the lifespan of natural resources and keeping good furniture out of landfill. If you are moving house, down-sizing, buying new furniture or simply having a clear out, please consider others who may benefit from your donation.