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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.

How do I request a council collection?

To request a special collections please contact Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345. 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 White goods Stourbridge, Oldswinford, Wollaston, Wollescote, Quarry Bank (Halesowen), Cradley, Halesowen
Wednesday Bulky items Dudley, Netherton
Thursday Bulky items Stourbridge, Oldswinford, Wollaston, Wollescote, Halesowen, Quarry Bank (Halesowen), Colley Gate
Friday White goods Sedgley, Coseley, Upper Gornal, Lower Gornal, Woodsetton, Netherton, Kingswinford, Wall Heath, Wordsley, Brierley Hill, Quarry Bank (Brierley Hill), Pensnett

What can be collected?

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.

White goods

  • Cookers (no AGA type cookers)
  • Washers
  • Tumble dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Fridges/freezers (no American -style fridge freezers OR double freezers)
  • Microwaves
  • Televisions
  • DVD / video recorders Satellite receivers

What items will the council not collect?

  • American style double fridge freezers
  • 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
  • Double freezers
  • 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.

Classification of one item

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.

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.

Payment

Sizes & Prices

Bulky

  • Small - £22.21(ie 3-piece suite)
  • Medium - £37.03 (ie 3-piece suite plus small items)
  • Large - £59.24 (ie large items of furniture)
  • Mattress - £36

White Goods

  • Small - £12.89 (ie microwave)
  • Large - £26.08 (ie fridge/freezer)

How to pay

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 at Dudley Council Plus 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.

Cancellation

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

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.