We can arrange collection of bulky and electrical waste from your home. Apply online now:

Apply online for a bulky waste collection

Apply online for a electrical collection

Or download, print and fill in our Bulky waste application form.

Important information: 

  • You must list all items on the form.
  • Bulky waste can only be collected from outside your home.
  • Make sure your bulky waste is out, close to the road, from 7am on the day of collection.
  • You will be told the day your collection will take place within seven days.
  • Collection can take up to ten working days.

If you have furniture or any other household items that could be re-used please take a look at the Recycling options section at the bottom of this page.

Bulky item costs

Your bulky waste will be classed as a large item if it takes more than one person to carry. Please take look at our Bulky waste size guidelines or contact us for further information.

Table of examples of bulky items and costs
Large bulky items: £20 per item Small bulky items: £10 per item
Bed Rubbish bin-bag
Double mattress Single mattress
Sofa Kitchen chair
Armchair Bedside table
Dining table Bicycle
Wardrobe Coffee table


Electrical item costs

The Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) states that all electrical equipment must be collected and dealt with separately. Please take look at our Bulky/Electrical waste size guidelines or contact us for further information.

Table of examples of electrical items and costs
Large electrical items: £25 per item Small electrical items: £13 per item
Fridge Microwave
Freezer PC monitor / laptop
Washing machine Toaster
Tumble dryer Lamp
Dishwasher Portable television
Standard / large television Iron
  Electric fan


Bulky garden waste

Garden waste must be bagged, boxed or tied for ease and safety of handling. Customers who have a lot of regular garden waste may want to sign-up for our garden waste collection service.

Table of examples of bulky garden items and costs
Large garden waste: £20 per item Small garden waste: £10 per item
Larger than standard bin-bag up to size of a builders' grab-bag Standard bin-bag
Tree trunks needing no more than one person to carry Smaller bundles of prunings tied up with string
Large bundles of prunings tied up with string  

Or choose a set charge of £50 for 25 minutes loading time

Choose this option if the cost of your single items - when added together - is more than £50.

This is also an option for items that do not fit into the large or small item categories listed above. Such as:

  • Dismantled garden sheds
  • Fence panels
  • Carpet pieces
  • Pianos - broken up only
  • Tree-trunks and other garden material needing more than one person to carry

Please contact us if you require further help or information.

Council Tax / Housing Benefits savings

The Council offers a 50% saving for residents who get Council Tax and / or Housing Benefit. This does not apply if you already get Single Person Discount on Council Tax due to living alone.

What we won't collect

General building waste such as:

  • Hard core
  • Concrete
  • Rubble

Please take plasterboard to the following household waste recycling sites:

Storage heaters
Storage heaters are seen as hazardous waste because they may contain asbestos. Make sure the heater is bagged in 1000 gauge polythene (250 micron = 0.25mm) and taped tightly shut.

Please take it to your local household waste and recycling site and tell a member of staff when you get there.

Recycling options

Swap sites:

Contact us

Online Enquiry Form

Waste Management Team
Tel: 01444-477440
Email: bulkywaste@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 06 June 2018