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Special collections (bulky items)

The Council undertakes special collections (otherwise known as bulky uplifts) for large items from domestic premises. For a small fee, you can get rid of unwanted items quickly and easily - typically within eight working days of your request.

Separate collections are scheduled for white goods, which include:

  1. Cookers (Mason Metals free alternative collection service available) 

  2. Washers (Mason Metals free alternative collection service available)

  3. Tumble dryers (Mason Metals free alternative collection service available)

  4. Dishwashers (Mason Metals free alternative collection service available)

  5. Fridges/freezers 

  6. Microwaves

  7. Televisions

  8. DVD / video recorders

  9. Satellite receivers

 

Alternative service for white goods only

In addition to the Council collection service, a local company called Mason Metals offers a free-of-charge service for certain white goods, such as those listed above. For more information visit their web page, or to book a collection call 01384 79841 from 7am until 5pm.

Can I put my old items to good use, rather than just scrapping them?

There are a number of organisation that aim to relieve poverty and reduce waste by promoting the re-use of essential household furniture and electrical appliances to help people in need. Before you dispose of any unwanted furniture, why not donate it to an organisation that will re-use it! We would much rather see items re-used than collected by us and scrapped.

Household Waste Recycling Centres

Please try and recycle items where possible and dispose of items safely using the Household waste recycling centre for disposal.

How do I request a council collection?

To request a special collections please use the contact details at the bottom of this page. Requests for next day pickup can be done if the calendar allows and request is logged before 4pm on day of request.

When do collections take place

Day  Collection  Area
Monday             Bulky items Sedgley, Coseley, Priory, Wrens Nest, Lower Gornal, Woodsetton
Tuesday Bulky items

Kingswinford, Wall Heath, Wordsley, Brierley Hill,

Quarry Bank (Brierley Hill), Pensnett

Wednesday Bulky items Russell Hall, Holly Hall, Dudley, Netherton
Thursday Bulky items

Stourbridge, Oldswinford, Wollaston, Wollescote,

Halesowen, Quarry Bank (Halesowen), Colley Gate

Friday White goods All areas

Please note there is no weekend collection service.

Where do I leave my items for collection?

A collection date will be confirmed with you when you call.

Bulky items to be outside of property on day of collection appointment. You must leave your items in an accessible location outside the property, but not on the public highway (i.e. road or path).

Items must be on residents premises, not footpath or highway. Please note that we will not enter premises to collect items, and only the specified items will be collected.

Please note that you will be charged if we come to collect your items but we are not able to collect them.

What can be collected by the special collections service?

We can collect bulky waste including garden rubbish and larger items of rubbish (e.g.: sofas and fridges). Items must be on customers property as near to pavement as possible. Please note that branches need to be cut to less than 4 Feet (1.2Mtrs) prior to collection.

How much will it cost?

There are six sizes of bulky collection:

  • Small

  • Medium

  • Large

  • Large and small

  • Large and medium

  • Large and large

Charges for collections

Please contact us to discuss the items that you need removing, the price and a day for collection.

How do I pay for the service

This service can be paid for at the point of ordering, by debit or credit card, or if you visit Dudley Council Plus also by cash or cheque.

If you do not have a credit or debit card you can still use the service. Either come to Dudley Council Plus and pay in cash or by cheque, or write to us enclosing a cheque/postal order and your details:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Contact number

  • Number of items for collection

  • Description of items for collection

Once we have received your payment we will contact you to book a suitable date.

What if I change my mind? Can I get a refund?

Notification of any cancellation must be received before 4:00pm on the previous working day to collection. Cancellations received after deadline will be charged unless crew can be alerted.

What can be taken away?

Because we charge for each item, it's important to make clear distinctions about what 'one' item means. Our guidelines are that if something is of no use on its own then it doesn't count as an item. For example:

  • A shed dismantled into its sides, roof, floor etc counts as one item - a roof of a shed is useless without the rest to hold it up...

  • ...but a three piece suite counts as three items - the chairs would be perfectly useable without the sofa.

  • Similarly a bathroom suite cannot be one item - a toilet doesn't require a bath to be useful.

What items will the council not collect?

The following items will not be collected:

  • AGA type cooker
  • Asbestos 
  • Boiler
  • Builders materials including cement, rubble, soil, etc.
  • Bunker
  • Car battery
  • Car engines – heavy metal items
  • Car wheels
  • Ceramic sinks, toilets, pedestals, tiles
  • Enamel or cast iron bath
  • Fluorescent tubes - sunbeds
  • Glass
  • Liquids, i.e. cooking oil, paints
  • Metal and steel
  • Oil
  • Organs (full size)
  • Slide (metal frames)
  • Swing (metal frames)
  • Tyres
     

The following garden waste items will not be taken

  • Bundles more than 4ft/1.2mts long
  • Trees/branches more than 75mm / 3inches diameter
  • Loose waste, rubble, masonry, soil, tree stumps, animal faeces, dead animals, turf.
     

Report a collection issue

You can use our Collection Issues Online form to report missed bins, queries and issues relating to the collections for household refuse collections, garden waste collections and kerbside recycling collections.

Contact Details

  • Name Waste Care, Environmental Management
  • Address Directorate of the Urban Environment, Waste Care, Lister Road Depot, Lister Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 8JW
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345