From time to time, we all need to dispose of bulky items such as old fridges, mattresses or furniture. To help you, we have prepared the following staged process to follow. Simply go through the steps until you get to the most appropriate one.
How to dispose of your items
There are lots of charities and charity shops that will take your unwanted items of furniture and household goods. They must be clean, safe and in good condition.
There are also websites where you can offer your goods to other people for free.
Here are a few examples. Some offer free collection.
- Forget me not children's hospice
Find your nearest shop to donate clothes and other unwanted items.
- British Heart Foundation
Free collection service for furniture, electrical items, clothes, shoes, books, DVD, CDs accessories and homeware. Find your nearest shop and ring them or donate online.
- Yorkshire Children's Centre
Yorkshire Children's Centre will collect any furniture in good condition.
Recycle goods rather than them going to landfill. They have groups in Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Bradford.
Network of groups that exchange used goods rather than them going to landfill. They have groups in Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Bradford.
Allows you to offer things to local groups or the Market Place.
You can donate items by taking them to our two reuse facilities. They can then be used to support good causes in Kirklees and beyond. Items must be clean and usable by somebody else. They can be found at:
- Emerald Street Household Waste Recycling Centre, Huddersfield
- Weaving Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre, Dewsbury
More information: Reuse Facilities
If you cannot donate your goods and materials and cannot transport them yourself, then you should use an approved, professional disposal company. They will either collect it or arrange to drop off a skip.
Always follow the SCRAP code if you choose to use a private firm to collect your waste:
- Suspect all waste carriers. Don't let them take your rubbish until they provide proof of registration. Note their vehicle's registration plate.
- Check that a waste carrier is registered on the Environment Agency's website: Register of waste carriers, brokers and dealers
- Refuse any unexpected offers to have your rubbish taken away.
- Ask how your rubbish will be disposed of. Get evidence of this.
- Paperwork must be obtained: a proper invoice, waste transfer note or receipt, including a description of the waste being removed and the waste carrier's contact details.
If your unwanted bulky household items cannot be donated or professionally removed, we offer a collection service from domestic properties only within Kirklees.
This service is not available for businesses or from commercial properties. Go to Trade waste if you are a business or commercial property and require a collection.
What we will collect
All items must be covered to prevent them from getting wet, visible to our crews and accessible.
- White goods - for example fridges, freezers, washing machines and cookers.
- Furniture - including bed frames and mattresses.
- Carpets - must be dry, rolled and tied, no more than 4ft or 1.2m long and able to be carried by 1 person. Maximum weight is 25kg.
- TVs and small electrical items - for example DVD players, toasters and kettles.
- Soil and rubble - for example bricks, stones, turf and soil bagged. Maximum weight is 15kg per bag.
What we won't collect
- Asbestos, although there is guidance on how to have it removed.
- Plaster board, but this can be taken to your local household waste recycling centres. You must book for free disposal of plaster and plasterboard.
- Commercial fridges, freezers, display cabinets, equipment or waste products.
- £5.55 for each standard bulky item, such as carpet or furniture. Maximum of 6 items per order.
- £5.55 per bag for soil and rubble. Maximum weight is 15kg per bag. A maximum of 4 bags can be collected per transaction. Please we cannot take online payments for orders which contain soil or rubble. Please enter your details and a team leader will contact you to discuss your collection requirements and take payment over the phone.
- £22.20 for white goods such as a fridge, freezer or cooker. Maximum of one item per order.
- £5.55 per item for small electrical items. Maximum of 6 items per collection.
- £1.10 per bag or similar sized manageable bundle for garden waste. Maximum weight is 15kg per bag. There is a minimum charge of £5.50
- Kirklees Passport holders get a 50% discount. If you are a Kirklees Passport holder, please call Kirklees Direct on 01484 414700 as you will be entitled to a discount on your bulky waste order.
- Households receiving assisted bin collections are entitled to two free collections between 1 April and 31 March the following year. To book this please contact Kirklees Direct on 01484 414700.
- All quotes for special collection items are valid 1 month from receipt.
How to order a bulky household waste collection
Fill in our simple online form to to book your bulky collection.
Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.
PaperclipTo complete this order you will need to pay with a debit or credit card. Bookings will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
Bookings are not transferrable or refundable.Order a bulky household waste collection
After you've ordered a collection
We will collect the items from the designated area.
We will only take items which you listed and have paid for. Any extra items will not be taken.
If you do not allow reasonable access for us to collect your items the order will be cancelled and no refund will be issued.
Preparing your your items for collection
- be covered to prevent them from getting wet prior to collection.
- be placed outside your property no later than 7am on the day of collection.
- be presented within the boundary of your property, at the location indicated on your booking form. Collection staff will not enter homes, sheds, garden outbuildings or garages.
- be free standing.
- not contain any hazardous materials.
- be safe - for example securely tape up doors and loose wires.
Larger items, such as fridges and wardrobes must be completely empty.
We advise that reclining sofas are broken up into component parts. We won't remove items that are too heavy to carry safely.