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Cost of living - help and support

Find out more about the help and support that is available to local residents to help with the rising cost of living.

Bulky item collection

We offer a bulky item refuse collection to householders within Allerdale for a small fee.

To arrange a bulky item collection ring us on  0303 123 1702.

Below is a list of items we can collect. Unfortunately, if your item is not listed then we can't collect it. You may be able to take such items to the Household Waste Recycling Centres in Workington, Wigton or Maryport.  

Prices for a bulky item collection

Prices for bulky waste collection, prices as of 1 April 2022
Number of itemsPrice of collection
1-6 items£29.70
7-12 items£59.40
13-18 items£89.10

Bulky household items we can collect

If it is not listed here, we are unable to collect the item. See the list of Household Waste Recycling Centres for places to take items we do not collect. Certain vehicles, such as vans and pick ups, are only allowed to use these sites under a permit scheme. Guidance on the scheme and how to apply can be found on the Cumbria County Council website .

Bedroom furniture

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

Note: bed base, headboard and mattress are classed as three separate item.


Small electronic items

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

Garden equipment

  • Garden bench
  • Garden chair
  • Garden parasol
  • Garden parasol base
  • Electric lawnmower (not petrol mower or ride-on mower)

Home furniture

  • Sideboard/cabinet
  • Table
  • Bookcase
  • Television stand
  • Sofas (Please ensure any waste upholstered domestic seating is kept whole where possible. Any damaged parts must be contained to reduce the risk of any textile or foam escaping into the environment.)

Home office furniture

  • Chest of drawers
  • Computer table/desk
  • Desk
  • Wall unit



White goods

  • Chest freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge freezer
  • Spin dryer
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine


  • Bicycle

Once a collection has been booked, leave your bulky items out for collection before 7am on the day.