Large and bulky items


Special uplifts of household items

What to do with old furniture or other bulky household items that won't go in the bin.

If your bulky item can still be used

We recycle everything we can but it's better to reuse. Please consider giving items to charity.

Several organisations in Angus accept donations of large household items. Some will collect from your home.

Find out more on our donate unwanted household goods and furniture page.

Special uplifts

You can arrange for us to collect up to twenty items at one time.


Minimum charge (one, two or three items) is £28.90. Each additional item thereafter £8.80:

  • £37.70 four items
  • £46.50 five items
  • £55.30 six items
  • £64.10 seven items
  • £72.90 eight items
  • £81.70 nine items
  • £90.50 ten items
  • £99.30 eleven items
  • £108.10 twelve items
  • £116.90 thirteen items
  • £125.70 fourteen items
  • £134.50 fifteen items
  • £143.30 for sixteen items
  • £152.10 for seventeen items
  • £160.90 for eighteen items
  • £169.70 for nineteen items
  • £178.50 for twenty items

How to arrange a special uplift

Check that we accept the items you want to dispose of. There is a list at the bottom of this page.

Then use our online form to arrange a special uplift. We will currently only accept online applications for special uplifts.

Arrange a special uplift (myaccount registration required)

We will usually uplift the waste within five working days of payment. Collection may be the day after your scheduled collection if there is high demand for the service.

Items must be left outside your house and as close to the kerbside as possible, for example at the bottom of a drive, by 7am on the day of collection. We cannot enter houses, garages or sheds.

There must be clear access to your items.

To cancel, please contact us by 3pm the day before your uplift.

Items we collect

Before you organise and pay for a special uplift, make sure the items you are getting rid of appear on this list:

Special items:

  • garden shed (maximum size 8ft x 6ft dismantled)
  • trampoline (dismantled)


  • fridge*
  • fridge freezer*
  • freezer - upright or chest*
  • washing machine
  • tumble dryer
  • cooker/oven
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • deep fat fryer

* fridges and freezers must not contain food/food residue or stagnant water

Living room/dining room:

  • sofa
  • armchair
  • table
  • chairs (up to 3)
  • rocking chair
  • sideboard or cabinet
  • shelving or display unit
  • beanbag
  • desk
  • filing cabinet
  • footstool
  • TV Unit
  • mirror


  • bed
  • mattress
  • headboard
  • chest of drawers
  • wardrobe
  • cot
  • bedside cabinet
  • dressing table


  • toilet
  • bath
  • sink (with or without pedestal)
  • shower tray
  • shower screen
  • bidet


  • television
  • video or DVD player
  • vacuum or carpet cleaner
  • computer, printer or scanner
  • electric fire
  • stereo/HiFi
  • satellite dish
  • air conditioning unit
  • lamp


  • lawnmower (drained of fuel)
  • branches/hedge clippings (in 1 tonne sack)
  • barbeque
  • basketball stand
  • swing (dismantled)
  • chute (dismantled)
  • seesaw
  • bench or garden seat
  • chiminea
  • pet hutch
  • washing line, airer or whirly
  • wheelbarrow
  • patio heater
  • ladder


  • carpet, rug or lino
  • door (no broken glass)
  • fire surround
  • ironing board
  • pram or pushchair
  • up to 3 black refuse bags
  • bicycle
  • exercise bike or treadmill
  • bin
  • radiator

Please note:

  • bed base, mattress and headboard count as one item
  • we cannot uplift very heavy items such as an aga, or hazardous materials such as asbestos or fluorescent tubes.

If your item is not on the list, use the online form to give us details and we will consider if your items need to be assessed. 

For example, we may need to check that there is clear and safe access for heavy or multiple items such as a cast iron bath, kitchen units or garden waste.