DIY waste collection

Book a DIY waste collection to dispose of the waste produced during home improvements

Before making a booking, note that:

  • This service is for residential properties only and will be collected from your home
  • If you live in a block of flats, collections take place on the same day as the standard waste and recycling collections for households on your street

What we can collect

DIY waste includes any items fixed to a wall or floor that can be safely lifted by two people.

For example:

  • Bath units - such as, sink, toilet, shower panels
  • Blinds
  • Built-in wardrobes
  • Cupboard (free-standing/wall-mounted
  • Doors
  • Fitted bath
  • Fitted carpet
  • Free-standing bath
  • Fences
  • Kitchens units/cabinets
  • Sheds
  • Shelves
  • Skirting boards
  • Tiles
  • Wooden fencing

What we cannot collect

Anything that cannot be lifted safely by two people. If you need such items collected, break them down into pieces that can be safely lifted.

Examples of DIY waste that we don’t collect:

  • Building and commercial work waste
  • Rubbish produced by workmen employed in your home
  • Bricks, soil, rubble or stones. Small amounts can be delivered to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Smugglers Way
  • Waste from works of construction, demolition or preparatory works (for example, rubble, plasterboard, fitted kitchen units, fitted bathtubs, fitted carpets, doors etc.)
    • Cement
    • Car batteries
    • Engines or other parts
    • Oil or liquids
    • Plasterboard


Minimum collection charge:

  • Up to four bulky DIY items (or up to 12 sacks): £84

Each additional item:

  • Cost per sack (up to 25kg): £7.30
  • Cost per bulky DIY item: £17.70

Arrange a collection