Bulky waste in Westminster
Items that are too big for your standard rubbish bag or bin, as well as all electrical items, need specialist collection. Please do not place them out for the regular waste/recycling collections since they will not be collected.
Remember, if your bulky waste is found fly-tipped or disposed of in an inappropriate manner, you will be held responsible.
Large items that are too big for the standard collection service are best collected through a bulky waste collection. We can help collect items from inside your premises. Whether you are having a clear-out, an office refurbishment or are refitting your whole business’ interior; we can offer you a solution for any type of waste. Our bulky waste collections are also available to landlords or managing agents of residential properties and housing associations.
What can be collected through normal collections?
Most rubbish from an office or stockroom clear out can easily be recycled and collected through your existing arrangements with us. You wouldn’t need a bulky waste collection if the items fit into a commercial waste bag or bin.
Cardboard boxes do not need a bulky waste collection. Simply flat pack them, tie them up into easily handled bundles using rope or tape, attach a yellow cardboard sticker and leave them out for your next scheduled recycling collection. If you use one of our paper/cardboard or mixed recycling bins then simply flatten the boxes and place them inside the bin.
A single small wooden item like a pallet, crate, pedestal, (office) chair or suitcase doesn’t need a bulky waste collection. If you use red bags for your rubbish then please affix one of the yellow cardboard stickers to the item and leave it out for the next general waste collection. If you use a general waste bin then just place the item inside the bin.
WHAT SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF AS BULKY WASTE
- Large electrical equipment (fridges, air conditioners, washing machines etc.)
- Small electrical equipment (kettles, microwaves, lamps, TVs, coffee makers, fans etc.)
- IT equipment (phones, computers, servers, cables, photocopiers, printers etc.)
- Metal items
- Carpets, underlay rugs and flooring
- Guest room fittings ( mattresses, beds, bedside tables etc.)
- Office furniture (desks, cupboards, chairs, shelving units, sofas, cabinets, lockers etc.)
- Doors, windows and window frames
- Partitions, wood, panel board
- Radiators, boilers, water heaters
Get started with bulky waste collections
Arrange a bulky waste collection
If you need a bulky waste collection, just request one online or over the phone.
Sort your bulky waste
Some waste types are not collected via bulky collections since they require special handling. We offer specialist collection services for these waste types. This includes asbestos, construction and demolition waste, fire extinguishers, gas canisters and cylinders, hazardous waste (chemicals, acids, paint, pesticides) and clinical waste.
Please note that large cardboard boxes can be collected through the regular recycling collection. Please break up and flatten the boxes to a manageable size, securely tie them up, affix a yellow cardboard sticker and place them out for your next scheduled recycling collection time.
Items like printer cartridges, small electrical appliances and batteries can be recycled for free. There is no need to pay to have them collected for recycling. You can take advantage of take-back schemes and drop-off points instead of paying for a special collection.
If you’re disposing of bedding or mattresses, please be aware of some special handling arrangements. In order to prevent the spread of vermin like bed bugs, please seal any mattresses or box springs for disposal in a large plastic bag before putting it out for your bulky waste collection. You can get these large plastic bags at department stores, home improvement stores, moving supply centres and online retailers. Duvets and pillows can be presented for the regular general waste collection in a closed red general bag or contained in a closed plastic bag inside your general waste container. Never dispose of any type of bedding in your recycling bin.
We collect your bulky waste
Collections are allocated on a first come first served basis, however, if your collection requires urgency then please let us know.
Your bulky waste is sent for recovery
We take white goods such as fridges and air conditioners to EMR in Willesden for degassing, dismantling and recycling. All other electrical items are sent to Sweeep in Kent for recycling. The bulky waste which CWS collects is sent to Veolia’s bulky waste sorting centre. Here materials such as metals, plastics and wood are segregated for recycling. The remaining waste is shredded making it small enough so it can be sent to the energy recovery facility to be used as fuel for energy generation. Here, materials such as wood, metals, glass and cardboard are segregated for recycling.
WHERE WE WORK
Areas of operation
Whilst we only offer our services to businesses in Westminster, we can help you to find the best waste services possible if you are not in the area. This means that if you are a chain with multiple locations in London and across the country, we can still help you through our partnership with Veolia.