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.


Up to three items costs £33.80. Additional items £10.40 each:

  • £44.20 for 4 items
  • £54.60 for 5 items
  • £65.00 for 6 items
  • £75.40 for 7 items
  • £85.80 for 8 items
  • £96.20 for 9 items
  • £106.60 for 10 items
  • £117.00 for 11 items
  • £127.40 for 12 items
  • £137.80 for 13 items
  • £148.20 for 14 items
  • £158.60 for 15 items
  • £169.00 for 16 items
  • £179.40 for 17 items
  • £189.80 for 18 items
  • £200.20 for 19 items
  • £210.60 for 20 items

How to arrange a special uplift

Check we accept the items you want to dispose of. There is a list further down this page.

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

Arrange a special uplift (myaccount registration required)

We'll give you a choice of collection dates. The collection can be scheduled up to four weeks in advance but we usually uplift items within five working days of payment. Collection may be the day after your scheduled collection if there is high demand for the service.

Leave items 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:

Fridges and freezers

Fridges, fridge freezers and upright or chest freezers must not contain food, food residue or stagnant water.

If you are requesting uplift of a commercial style fridge or freezer used for domestic purposes, we’ll ask you to upload a photo.

We can’t accept caravan fridges as they contain ammonia and need special disposal.


  • washing machine
  • tumble dryer
  • cooker/oven
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • deep-fat fryer

Living room/dining room

  • sofa
  • armchair
  • table
  • chairs (up to 3 count as a single item)
  • 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

Bed base, mattress and headboard count as one item


  • 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


A shed (maximum size 8ft x 6ft dismantled) counts as three items.


A dismantled trampoline counts as three items.

Other items

  • 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

If your item is not on the list

We'll ask for a description and up to three photos. We'll then consider if your items need to be assessed. 

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

We cannot uplift very heavy items such as an aga, or hazardous materials such as asbestos or fluorescent tubes.