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Bulky collection services

Bulky waste collection

Important notice: In light of the developing situation around COVID-19/Coronavirus some boroughs have made changes to their services. This to ensure that north London continues to provide an effective waste collection and disposal service to residents, and to ensure the safety of staff. Please contact your local council to find out more.

Bulky waste or bulky refuse is used to describe waste that is too large to be accepted by regular waste collection. It is usually picked up separately from general rubbish and you may have to pay a fee to have it removed. In north London the seven boroughs offer a range of services for this material to be collected often working with re-use organisations:


Barnet offers a special collection service for bulky waste. Once placed outside of your property the council can remove most unwanted bulky household items. Charge payable in advance. For more information visit: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/rubbish-waste-and-recycling/household-recycling-and-waste/large-and-bulky-waste-collections.html

The Barnet Furniture Centre

Collect unwanted household furniture and sell second hand pieces at low cost. 
Tel: 020 8361 6802  Email: info@barnetfurniturecentre.org 


The London Borough of Camden provides a collection and disposal service for large household items that aren’t in good enough condition to reuse (charge may apply) and a white goods collection service (charge may apply).

For more information and to book a bulky waste collection go to 



Enfield offers a chargeable bulky waste collection service which can be booked online. To find out more, visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/rubbish-and-recycling/household-collections/bulky-rubbish/


Hackney offer a collection service for bulky items. Collections start at £15, but residents who receive housing benefit do not have to pay.

For more information or to book a collection visit https://hackney.gov.uk/article/3242/Furniture-electricals-and-bulky-waste-collections.


In Haringey You can book special collections for bulky items through the council's contractor Veolia for a charge.  

All collections are booked through the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre: 
Tel: 020 8885 7700  Email: enquiries.haringey@veolia.co.uk 

For more information visit Haringey’s website at http://www.haringey.gov.uk/index/environment_and_transport/refuse-recycling/refuse/bulkyitems.htm


If you live in a street property or flat in Islington you can arrange a free bulky waste collection for domestic rubbish through My eAccount, or if you live on an estate this can be arranged through your caretaker. 

Residents can have up to five items of bulky waste collected three times per year by appointment. This annual allowance includes the collection 'white goods' items, such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and cookers. Monday to Friday only. 

For more information visit https://www.islington.gov.uk/recycling-and-rubbish/large-items/bulky-waste/ordering-a-collection-online

Waltham Forest

In Waltham Forest the Council provides a collection service from residential properties for bulky waste that is not suitable to be collected as part of the weekly household refuse/recycling collection. A charge for this service may apply.

To request a bulky waste collection contact Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000 or email wfd@walthamforest.gov.uk for more information go to https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/residents-large-item-collection