Bulky collections

The council offers a collection service for large unwanted household items such as furniture or large domestic appliances:-

  • Up to 3 items can be collected at one time - free of charge
  • A maximum of 3 free-of-charge collections will be provided per household per year
  • Additional collections cost £10 - this is non-refundable and must be paid in advance

Book a bulky collection

or phone 028 9244 7300

Items we collect:

  • Mattresses
    Must be kept dry to avoid excessive weight
  • Upholstered furniture
    Must be kept dry to avoid excessive weight
  • Fridge and freezers
    Must be cleaned inside with all drawers/shelving removed and suitably bagged
  • Washing machines
  • Cookers
    Trays/racks must be removed and suitably bagged
  • Electrical items
  • Floor coverings (eg carpet, vinyl and underfelt)
    Must be rolled or folded and tied (max length 6 feet)
  • Wood
    Where possible it must be bundled and tied with no exposed nails (max length 4 feet)
  • Miscellaneous small items
    Where possible it must be suitably bagged and tied closed
  • Bicycles and scooters
  • Electric lawnmowers and strimmers
    No petrol lawnmowers or strimmers
  • BBQs
    Gas canisters removed and grills suitably bagged/bundled
  • Fibreglass insulation
    Must be suitably bagged and tied
  • Metal posts
    No concrete attached (max length 4 feet)

Items we DON'T collect:

  • Items that are too big or heavy for two people to move and lift safely into a vehicle, e.g. American style fridges
  • Items that are dangerous to lift or could damage a vehicle because of sharp edges
  • Dangerous waste like asbestos, chemicals or paint stripper
  • Waste left in your home by building or repair work
  • Permanent household fixtures e.g. laminated flooring, kitchen worktops, window frames, doors, conservatories, oil boilers, radiators etc. This list is not exhaustive
  • Garden waste or structures e.g. grass, fencing, greenhouses, sheds or petrol lawn mowers
  • Tyres, gas canisters, car batteries, parts or engines
  • Televisions
  • Fridge-freezers over 6ft
  • Slide robes
  • Glass
  • Pallets
  • Oil tanks


Alternative options:


Collection requirements

  • Bulky items should be presented for collection within the boundary of the property where they can be easily accessed by collection staff
  • Items should not be left on the footpath or roadway where they may cause an obstruction
  • Due to the current and ongoing pandemic please leave items out 72 hours prior to collection (subject to review).

For more information please phone 028 9244 7300 or email opservices.reception@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

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