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Request a special uplift

From 1 April 2019 your Special Uplift Service is changing

If you require bulky items to be uplifted from your home, call 01698 403110. A charge will apply for each uplift.

Alternatively, you can take items for disposal and recycling free of charge to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre

For a £25 charge you can arrange for up to 10 household items or 20 bags of rubbish to be uplifted. Examples of individual items include a sofa, armchair, bed base, mattress, laminate flooring, fridges and other electrical goods.

The payment will be taken over the phone when you book the uplift using a credit or debit card.

Items for uplift must be presented at the nearest point of collection for our vehicle - usually at the front of your property.

Uplifts take place seven days a week. An appointment date will be allocated when you call to book.

Find out which items we will uplift.

Large uplifts

If you have a large volume of materials to be uplifted, a council officer will carry out a home visit to decide if it is possible for our crews to uplift and assess the time required. The officer may refuse the uplift if it is too large.

Uplifts of items from property refurbishments and home improvements and items which are not normally taken in and out of the house will be subject to a charge of £100. This includes:

  • Items from bathroom refurbishments, such as shower trays, baths, sinks, toilets
  • Items from kitchen refurbishments, including worktops, base units, cupboard doors
  • Boilers, radiators, fixed heating units and components
  • Windows and doors, both internal and external
  • Dismantled sheds and garage doors
  • Bags of soil
  • Trees, branches and hedges (which cannot be placed into your brown bin for garden waste)
  • Builder's rubble

Other items

If you have a re-usable item that could be donated to charity, please call the National Reuse phoneline on 0800 0665 820 or contact our local Charities and Furniture recycling projects to arrange an uplift free of charge.

Visit our scheduling and appointments page below for information on when you can expect your special uplift to be done

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions. For more information, see 'related pages', 'downloads' or 'other useful websites'.

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