You can arrange for us to collect bulky household rubbish that
doesn't fit into your wheelie bin via our special uplift service.
There is a charge of £20 for a standard
uplift, which must be paid in advance.
If you have any DIY or contractor's waste and other items
particularly heavy items, the Council may quote a price for the
provision of an ad hoc service, see charges section on this
You can arrange a special uplift by calling 0300 123 4510 or by
completing an on-line request.
advised that only items specified by the householder will be
What can be uplifted as part of a standard uplift?
- carpets, rugs and lino
- bags (ie old clothes, shoes, books, toys etc, but you must
specify what is in the bags)
- packaging and boxes
- keep fit equipment
- garden tools and lawnmowers
- white household goods - washing machines, cookers, fridges,
tumble dryers, scrap and household electrical or electronic
items such as vacuums, TVs, and PC monitors will be uplifted by a
separate vehicle as these items are no longer accepted at landfill
and are sent for recycling.
- garden waste - is collected fortnightly in your green
bin, however if you have excessive amounts which will not fit
into the green bin such as tree cuttings and branches this would be
chargeable. To ensure that they are uplifted please tie them
in bundles not exceeding four feet in length.
What can't be uplifted as part of a standard uplift?
- builders/contractors waste
- fixtures and fittings ( doors, skirting and windows etc )
- house clearances
- engine oil, car batteries or car parts
- liquids, hazardous waste or gas cylinders
- wood, laminate flooring, fencing
Non standard uplifts or large quantities?
The Council may quote a price for the provision of an ad hoc
service which will include all reasonable costs for collection and
Examples of non standard items which will require a quote
- outbuildings - demolished garages, garden huts or sheds,
fencing, large play houses, roof slates etc. If any of these items
contain asbestos the householder will be notified and advised that
this is hazardous waste, which we cannot collect.
- DIY excess - bathroom suites, windows, kitchen units,
dismantled built-in furniture and excess tradesman waste.
The uplift of chargeable items will be subject to an inspector
advising you of the cost to remove the material in this category.
If you are not at home an estimate will be left which will detail
the charge and methods of payment. If you wish to continue, the
uplift will be carried out within 10 days following receipt of the
The standard charge of £20 (including VAT) is applied to
all standard uplifts.
The following charges will apply for non standard items and
larger quantities of material:-
Band 1 -
£ 54.26 (including
Band 2 - £ 71.93 (including
Band 3 - £107.24 (including VAT)
Band 4 - £142.59 (including VAT)
To arrange a special uplift of household waste telephone 0300
123 4510 or use the button at the top of this page.
Where do I put my items?
Items should be grouped together and put out for 7am after you
request your uplift.
All items should be placed to the front of the property as near
to the pavement as possible, within the boundaries of the
garden. If any of the stated items are not present or in a
hazardous condition, the crew will not uplift or return for
Our Recycling Centre will
accept bulky household items free of charge and you can also access
a wide range of re-use and recycling facilities.
National re-use phone line
To encourage uptake of re-use services among Scottish
Householders, Zero Waste Scotland has a national reuse phone line
on 0800 0665 820 for a free uplift.
The national re-use phone line works with community based re-use
organisations across Scotland to provide the public with a high
level of customer service when donating for re-use. They
accept a range of bulky items, including furniture in a re-useable
condition, soft furnishings, such as sofas, mattresses and
armchairs that have fire regulation labels attached and electrical
items such as washing machines, fridges and cookers in good working
order. Many other household items can also be re-used.
Private contractors carrying out work
Contractors and letting agents have a duty of care to dispose of
any waste materials produced at the premises which is not collected
as a standard collection. Prior to any contractor carrying
out any works you should check if they have a waste carrier's
licence and will remove the waste as part of the contract.