bulky waste removal

Bulky item collection

Allerdale Borough Council offers a bulky item refuse collection to householders within the borough for a small fee.

To arrange collection of bulky household items using this service then please telephone 0303 123 1702.

Please see below for the full list of items we can collect. Unfortunately, if your item is not listed then we cannot collect it. You may be able to take such items to the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Workington, Wigton or Maryport.  

Fees for bulky item collections from 1 April 2017 until 31 March 2018 are £25 for a collection of up to six items then an additional £25 for each group of up to six items after this.

For example:

  • 2 items: £26 (one group of up to six items)
  • 6 items: £26 (one group of up to six items)
  • 7 items: £52 (two groups of up to six items)
  • 16 items: £78 (three groups of up to six items)

There are also a number of organisations who offer a similar service to us.

Bulky household items we can collect

Please note, if it is not listed here, we are unable to collect the item. See disposal sites for a list of local waste disposal and recycling sites if required.

Bedroom furniture

  • Bed base
  • Bed headboard
  • Dressing table
  • Mattress
  • Wardrobe

Electrical and gas appliances

  • Computer/ printer
  • Cooker
  • Cooker Hob
  • DVD player
  • Microwave
  • Music centre/stereo
  • Portable heater (no gas bottles)
  • Television
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Video recorder


  • Garden Bench
  • Garden Chair
  • Garden Parasol
  • Garden Parasol Base

Kitchen and dining furniture

  • Sideboard / cabinet
  • Table

Living room furniture

  • Armchair
  • Bookcase
  • Sofa
  • Television stand

Other / general furniture

  • Chair
  • Chest of drawers
  • Computer table / desk
  • Desk
  • Wall Unit

White goods

  • Chest freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge-Freezer
  • Spin dryer
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
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Contact us

0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ