Reduced Services

Please see our Christmas closure information including revised refuse and recycling collection dates.

Bulky Waste Collection


Too good to throw away!

Too good to throw away?

Some items are just too good to not be reused by someone. Before contacting the council why not consider donating your items to an organisation where they can be reused by someone in need. It’s quick, easy and free to pass on your items and some items can even be collected for free.  Everything from that sofa, bicycle or some electrical items.


Freegle is an online platform that helps people give and get items for free in their local community! It’s a great way to support your local community and save items from being thrown away . The types of items you can give and get on Freegle ranges from furniture, clothing and children’s toys to soil, rubble or even pre-loved garden ornaments. You can pass almost anything on using Freegle!

It’s easy and free to join Freegle – join your local Freegle group today:



Hopeworx is a local Rayleigh based charity that collects donations of all furniture and electrical appliances free of charge with the aim of providing help to those who find themselves in crisis and in need of such furniture. All appliances are tested and where necessary repaired to make them fit for use. The warehouse at 33 Brook Road, Rayleigh SS6 7XJ is open to the general public to come along, browse and buy.

01268 743232.

If you can't donate

We provide a bulky waste collection service for household items e.g. tables, chairs, beds etc., we do not collect fixtures or fittings.  See the table below for a list of items that we can or cannot take.

Items that can be collected

  Accepted Items   NOT Accepted Items
Y Armchairs N Asbestos
Y Audio equipment N Bathroom fittings
Y BBQs (not fitted) N Boilers/radiators/fires (fitted)
Y Beds/mattresses N Car parts and batteries
Y Bedside tables N Concrete/rubble
Y Bicycle (pedal bicycles only)
Alternative: Donate to charity
N Construction materials
Y Carpet/rugs N Doors (apart from internal)
Y Chairs N Fluorescent tubes
Y China/pottery N Garage doors
Y Computer N Greenhouses
Y Cupboards (not fitted) N Hardcore
Y Drawers N House/garage/garden clearances
Y Electrical Appliances N Kitchen units and fittings
Y Fence panel – wooden only N Mirrors
Y Fence posts - wooden only N Oil and oil drums/tanks
Y Garden furniture N Paint
Y Garden Waste (individually price) N Patio doors
Y Internal Doors N Petrol garden machinery
Y Ironing board N Pianos (call reuse organisation)
Y Kitchen units and fittings (flattened) N Pond items
Y Ladders N Sheds
Y Non-fitted furniture N Soil
Y Sideboards N Sunbeds
Y Sofas N Windows/glass panes
Y Tables N Wood
Y TVs    
Y Wardrobe (not fitted)    
Y Washing Lines    
Y White goods (e.g. fridges, freezers, washing machines)    

Request a Collection

Minimum charge of £39 for up to 3 items, each additional item is £6 (with a maximum of 10 items).  More than 10 items by negotiation

Garden Waste

Do you have a large quantity of garden waste to recycle?

We now offer collections of a large amount of garden waste. All material must be piled up and available for collection - this is not a gardening service. Prices start from £39

What is collected? Click here:

Garden Waste Collection

For more information contact:

Not a bulky waste item?

Items that Castle Point Borough Council will not take via the Bulky Waste collection should either be taken to the Recycling Centre for Household Waste or please contact a local skip/house clearance provider.  Only use registered waste carriers.  You could be prosecuted and fined up to £5,000 if you don’t.  

Find and check registered waste carriers or call the Environment Agency hotline 03708 506 506.


Follow the SCRAP code

Suspect: Be suspicious of cold callers / rogue traders

Check: Ask for their waste carrier registration details

Refuse: Always refuse cold callers offering to take your rubbish

Ask questions: Ask what is going to happen to your waste

Paperwork: Ask for a waste transfer note