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The City of London Corporation’s contractor are following the NHS and Public Health England guidance on COVID-19 for their activities and public interaction. They are cancelling the bookable collection of bulky waste items from doorsteps and bin sheds with immediate effect. It will enable us to focus on the domestic waste and recycling service provision.

City of London residents (living in the Square Mile) can make use of the City's Bulky Waste Collection services for large household items. Go to the find your local council website to find out which local authority you live in.

What counts as bulky waste?

Items such as furniture, carpets, bikes, televisions, cookers, fridges, washing machines and general waste contained in sacks can all be taken. We do not take any trade, garden or building materials and are unable to collect builders / contractors material.

How does the bulky collection work?

Items suitable for reuse

If your items are in good condition you can donate them to a charity such as The British Heart Foundation which will collect items with no charge. (Other charities may be available to collect from the City).

Items in a good, reusable condition can also be listed on websites such as FreecycleFreegle  or donated at the next Give and Take Day.

For information on the removal of unwanted furniture and electrical items, please call the City of London Contact Centre on 020 7606 3110.

Items not suitable for reuse

If you need to dispose of items which are not suitable for reuse, please call the City of London Contact Centre on 020 7606 3110 to arrange a collection by our waste contractor Veolia.

Collections are made on Monday and Thursday between 8am-4pm. You can't book specific timeslots.

Is there a fee for the collection?

There is a £34 charge for up to three items or ten standard bags to be collected from your property. Collections made from specific ground-floor collection points on City estates are free of charge. Contact your Estate Office for details of your collection points.

What if I have additional items?

Each collection is for up to three items or ten bags. If you want to have between four and six items collected there will be an additional £34 charge, totalling £68.

How do I pay?

Payments for the City of London bulky waste collection can be made using debit card or credit card by calling our Contact Centre on 020 7606 3110.

If you want to comment on our Bulky Waste Collection Service email the Recycling Team or telephone 020 7606 3110. We aim to respond within three working days.​

22 March 2012
Last Modified:
01 April 2020