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Bulky Household Waste Collections
Brentwood Borough Council provides a collection service for old, unusable items of furniture.
Electrical items, such as fridge freezers and washing machines are collected by the Lighthouse Furniture Project Ltd. Please contact them direct to arrange a collection for electrical items:
Book online: Lighthouse Project Bulky Waste Collection
Telephone: 01277 232307
Lighthouse Furniture Project Ltd are a not for profit Social Enterprise and Registered Charity that provides good quality furniture and household items to those on low incomes. They are able to do this by receiving and collecting furniture and other items generously given by local people.
Telephone: 01277 222050
To arrange for the Council to collect a bulky household item please complete our online Book a Bulky Household Waste Collect form.
The charges are £11.00 per item with a minimum charge of £22.00
Collections are held on Thursdays only. When booking you will have the option of selecting the first Thursday that is available. Please note collections may be delayed when there is a public holiday. Brentwood Borough Council cannot be held responsible for items being collected by a third party in advance of your special collection.
All items can be only collected from a visible location outside the property and must be put out by 7.30am. Items will be collected any time between 7:30am to 3:00pm.
Please Note: Please be mindful when placing porous items such as sofas and mattresses outside prior to the day of collection as items may be too heavy to collect if waterlogged.
We are unable to collect the following items:
- American or industrial fridge/freezers
- Garden sheds/ Green Houses
- Garden Waste
- Gas Canisters
- Storage Heaters
- Construction and Trade Waste/ Hardcore
- Surf boards
- Motorised treadmills
- Mirrors/ windows/ glass cabinets
- Table Tennis tables
For further information please see our Terms and Conditions.
How to Cancel a Collection
To cancel or rearrange a Council Bulky Household Waste collection please complete our online Re-book/Cancel a Bulky Household Waste Collection form.
A refund for the total amount paid will be given for cancellations that are made with more than 24hrs notice. Please note cancellations made with less than 24hrs notice will incur an £11.00 admin fee.
The local Civic Amenity/Recycling Centres will accept your bulky items free of charge. Further information is available on the Recycle for Essex website or contact their Waste Helpline on 0345 603 7625.