Information on Coronavirus

There will be no changes to your household waste and recycling collections over the Christmas and New Year period.

Bulky item collection

How to dispose of bulky items:

  • Use our bulky item service
  • Donate furniture to the Melton Furniture project
  • Try to recycle it - advertise it on Freecycle
  • Sell the item - try sites like Ebay, Gumtree or the market place and groups on Facebook
  • If buying a new item, check if the shop will take away your old items
  • You may be able to dispose of it at your local household recycling centre. Please see the link below.

Our bulky item collection service

We provide a collection service to domestic properties for bulky household items that are too big to put in your bin.

For £33.60, we will collect and dispose of up to five large items from your home (excluding white goods).
Discounted rates are available to people in receipt of Pension Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support. If you are unsure if you are entitled to a discount, please call 01664 502 502.

Please see below items we do and do not accept.

We accept:

Kitchen and utility

  • Blenders
  • Bread makers
  • Cookers (gas or electric)
  • Dishwashers
  • Extractor hoods
  • Food mixers
  • Freezers (must be empty)
  • Fridges (must be empty)
  • Fridge freezers (must be empty)
  • Hobs
  • Ironing boards
  • Microwave oven
  • Spin dryer
  • Tumble dryer
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Washing baskets
  • Washing machines (including twin tub)

Other electrical items

  • Computer systems
  • Fax machines
  • Heaters (free-standing, gas or electric, excluding gas bottles; storage heaters must have bricks removed)
  • Hi-fi systems
  • Satellite boxes or dishes
  • Telephones
  • Televisions
  • Video recorders

General furniture

  • Armchairs
  • Bed bases
  • Bedside cabinets
  • Bookcases
  • Bunk beds
  • Computer desks
  • Cots
  • Desks
  • Dining chairs
  • Dressers
  • Dressing tables
  • Filing Cabinets
  • Foot rests
  • Headboards
  • Mattresses
  • Pouffes
  • Settees
  • Sideboards
  • Sofas
  • Tables
  • Wardrobes (free standing, whole or broken up)

Furnishings

  • Carpets (roll or bagged off-cuts)
  • Curtains (bagged)
  • Curtain poles
  • Cushions (bagged)
  • Floor tiles
  • Quilts (bagged)
  • Linen (bagged)
  • Underlay
  • Vinyl floor covering

Garden and outdoor

  • Bicycles
  • Clothes lines (freestanding)
  • Dustbins
  • Garden Furniture
  • Garden planters
  • Garden tools (spades/forks etc.)
  • Lawn mowers (electric only)
  • Power tools
  • Prams/pushchairs
  • Push bikes
  • Small items from a garage i.e. old jacks
  • Small outdoor toys
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Wheelchairs

Miscellaneous

  • Books (bagged)
  • Child safety gates
  • Clocks
  • Clothes airers
  • Fitness equipment
  • Playpens
  • Snooker tables
  • Toys (bagged)
  • 5 Black bags as one item
We do not accept:
  • Asbestos
  • Baths
  • Boilers
  • Builders rubble
  • Car/motorbike parts
  • Doors (internal and external)
  • Electric sunbeds
  • Fences
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Garage doors
  • Garden decking
  • Garden rollers
  • Gas bottles
  • Greenhouses
  • Kitchen units
  • Laminate flooring
  • Mobility scooters
  • Oil
  • Electric organs
  • Paint/chemicals
  • Pianos
  • Plasterboard
  • Petrol lawnmower
  • Radiators
  • Rubble
  • Satellite dishes
  • Sheds
  • Sheet glass
  • Showers
  • Sinks
  • Stair lifts
  • Soil
  • Snooker/pool table
  • Toilets
  • Trailers
  • Tyres
  • Vehicle batteries
  • Wheelchairs
  • Windows
  • Wooden flooring
 Number of items  Price Discount for people claiming Pension Credits, Housing Benefit or Council Tax support
 1 (excluding white goods) £20.20  No discount 
2-5 (excluding white goods)  £33.60  £26.25 
More than 5 items (excluding white goods)  £33.60 plus £12 for each additional item  £26.25 plus £11 for each additional item 
 1 white good collection £27.50  No discount

Each white good you wish to dispose of is charged at £27.50. This includes fridges, freezers, dishwashers, cookers, washing machines and more. 

Book a collection

To arrange a collection, you will need a valid debit card for the fee.

Or call Customer Services on 01664 502 502.

Please note: This service is only for domestic properties. We do not provide bulky item collections for schools or businesses.

What happens next?

Collection Information:

  • Melton Town - your collection will take place the following Monday (if this falls on a bank holiday, your collection will take place 1 week later)
  • Villages - your collection will take place the following Tuesday

Please:

  • leave your items outside your home by 7.30am for our operators to collect
  • ensure we can see your items from the roadside

If you want to cancel or change an existing collection call Melton Borough Council at 01664 502 502 (at least 24 hours before your scheduled collection).

Using private, unauthorised waste collection companies, may result in prosecution or the issuing of a fixed penalty notice. It is your legal responsibility to ensure your waste is disposed of correctly.

Last updated 17 August 2021
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