Bulky waste

Find out how to arrange collection of large household items that cannot be reused or recycled.

Bulky waste collection of items that cannot be recycled or reused

Most Lambeth residents can book a bulky waste collection online.

Each collection costs £21.10 for up to 2 separate items or 2 bags. Additional items cost an extra £10.00 each.

Book a bulky waste collection

You have 10 minutes to pay for your collection when you finish your booking. If you do not make the payment in this time you will have to start your booking again.

Once you've paid for your booking, it cannot be refunded if you change your mind.

What we collect

When you book a collection you'll see a list of things that can be collected.

We collect:

  • white goods and large electrical items, including fridges, freezers, washing machines
  • cookers
  • lawnmowers
  • carpets
  • bed frames
  • mattresses
  • furniture
  • televisions
  • small electrical items

We do not collect:

Please note: Items that were not listed and paid for on your booking will not be collected.

If you have a lot of bulky waste to clear, our property clearance service may be more suitable.

Prepare for your collection

To make sure we're able to collect your bulky waste, follow these steps to prepare for your collection.

  • Securely tie together any loose items - like wood - or put them in a strong bag. Each bundle or bag must weigh no more than 14kg.
  • Roll up and tie any carpet or rugs.
  • Seal fridge and freezer doors shut, so that children cannot get inside.
  • Put your bulky waste outside by 6am on the day of your collection, but after 8pm on the night before your collection day.
  • We'll only collect items listed and paid for on your booking.

Our collections run up to 6pm. If your collection has not been made by this time, you can report a missed collection.

Where to leave your bulky waste

If you have a front garden, put your collection:

  • inside your front garden
  • as close as possible to the boundary of the pavement and the garden entrance 

If you do not have a front garden:

  • put your collection on the pavement at the front of your property
  • make sure your collection does not block the pavement

If you live on an estate and have communal bins:

  • put your collection where your rubbish is usually collected from
  • make sure your collection does not block the shared bins as this may delay the collection of your general rubbish
  • if your estate has a designated bulky waste collection point, please leave your items there

If you're unsure where to leave your bulky waste collection, call us on 020 7926 9000.

Lambeth housing estate residents

Lambeth housing estate residents do not have to book a collection online. Find out how to arrange for your bulky waste items to be taken away on our Lambeth housing estate residents page.

Businesses, schools and charities

Businesses, schools and charities cannot book a collection online. To find out what services we can offer instead: