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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

Book a Special Collection online

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

Please note: we are unable to collect tins of paint. These can be disposed of at your local recycling centre.

Items we collect


  • Hazardous and/or electrical waste

    • Includes white goods and anything with a plug
    • £12.67 per item except Fridges and Freezers which are £26.60 per item


Hazardous/electrical items we collect

  • Other large household items

    • Includes beds, sofas or wardrobes
    • Also includes domestic garden furniture, toys etc
    • £43.26 for up to six items
    • £69.48 for up to twelve items

Household items we collect


Collection Information

  • Collections take place on Mondays (including Bank Holidays) for bulky items and electrical items. 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