Special Collections

We will collect and dispose of your unwanted, large household items.


  • The cost to dispose of unwanted items
  • What we can and can't dispose of

To book a Special Collection online please use our online form below. Alternatively you can call our Contact Centre on 01206 282700 to boook between the hours of 9am - 5pm.

Special Collections online booking form

We will collect and dispose of your unwanted, large household items for a small fee. If your item can be reused please donate it to a local ReUse organisation or the Colchester Freegle group.

You could also look at hiring a skip if you have a large amount of items to dispose of, you can even use a comparison site to compare the cost of hire.

Please note that we are unable to collect glass and mirrors and these items would need to be removed prior to collection.

Items we collect

  • Hazardous and/or electrical waste

    • Includes white goods and anything with a plug
    • £12.42 per item except Fridges and Freezers which are £26.08 per item

Hazardous/Electrical Items we collect

  • Other large household items

    • Includes beds, sofas or wardrobes
    • Also includes domestic garden furniture, toys etc
    • £42.41 for up to six items
    • £68.12 for up to twelve items

Household Items we collect

Collection Information

  • Collections take place on Mondays (including Bank Holidays). The date for collection is confirmed at the time of booking
  • A specific time of day cannot be offered
  • All items should be placed outside your property in clear view by 7am on the morning of the collection
  • Items should be left on the kerbside and not in communal areas
  • We will not enter garages or properties to collect items
  • Operatives will only collect items that you request to be collected
  • You do not have to be available at the time of collection
  • Payment is made at the time of booking and is non-refundable