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What can be collected?

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Bulky items that can be collected

  • furniture and household appliances
  • garden tools and equipment
  • timber up to two metres in length
  • white goods/sinks
  • building materials/products (excluding rubble)
  • metal products/scrap metal
  • electrical equipment
  • blankets, linen and manchester
  • lighting
  • automotive parts
  • camping and outdoor equipment
  • tools
  • one mattress
  • maximum three televisions or computers.

Items that won't be collected

  • more than two cubic metres of waste
  • items over 46kg or items that can't be safely lifted by two people
  • household chemicals or hazardous wastes
  • fireworks, ammunition or explosives
  • sheet glass and mirrors
  • asbestos sheeting or asbestos products
  • gas bottles or fire extinguishers
  • dirt or mixed fill material
  • tyres
  • sharps, needles or sharps containers
  • timber over two metres in length
  • garden (grass clipping, prunings) or household organic waste (food).
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