As normal we cannot collect bulky waste and electrical goods over the Christmas holidays.

Bookings for bulky waste collections from 24 December to 2 January are unfortunately not available.

Charges for collection

The charge for collection of bulky waste is £12 for the first item and £6 for subsequent items, except for large electrical goods including TVs where the charge is £12 per items.  

  • A 3 piece suite = 3 items
  • A bed and a mattress = 2 items
  • 4 extra bags of refuse = 1 items 
  • 1 full 240 litre bin = 1 item

We will quote individually for larger jobs such as fitted cupboards/wardrobes and fire surrounds.

Items we cannot collect:

  • Vehicle parts, soil, construction material such as bricks, rubble, tiles bathroom/kitchen fittings etc. 
  • We cannot handle any hazardous waste please consult a specialist contractor.
  • Large metal items, such as radiators/boilers/garage doors
  • Pianos and organs as they are too big and difficult to dispose of. If you have a piano or organ, look for a charity or organisation that might want to take it off your hands.
  • Electronic items (WEEE) e.g. electric lawnmowers, computers, anything with a plug or battery

To arrange a collection or quote, call our customer services team. Collection days can be downloaded with our Bulky Collection Days (PDF File, 25kb) form. Please note that Bulky Waste is not collected on the same day as your normal bins. Please have your waste ready for the collection by 6am to ensure it gets collected. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for all cancellations - refunds will not be given after this time.

Please note white goods will be collected on Thursdays and Fridays. If the item is not collected on Thursday please do not take the item back into the property as it will be collected on Friday.

Local tips

Most household waste can be taken to one of the Nottinghamshire County Council’s tips for household waste, called Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs), or if the items are still in serviceable or working condition, why not donate them? 

Fridges and freezers - due to a reclassification of the foam in fridges and freezers, most local scrapyards are not allowed to take them for disposal. The local recycling centres however will still accept these items free of charge for disposal.

In Newark and Sherwood there are HWRCs at Bilsthorpe and Brunel Drive in Newark.

The council will, for a charge of £12, collect fridges and freezers from your home. If you choose to use this service we would advise you, where possible, to arrange for somebody to at home to ensure that the item is collected by authorised council staff. Please note, fridges and freezers must be empty before we collect them. If there is food left in them when we arrive to collect we will not remove the fridge or freezer but you will still be charged.

There have been an increasing number of incidents where such items have been removed by scrap metal dealers who remove the motors and fly-tip the rest of the appliance.

Fly-tipping is a crime and costs the council time and money to clear up. If you are caught you could be fined up to £50,000 and/or be jailed. The courts can also disqualify someone from driving and order the confiscation of any vehicle used in such an offence.  We would appeal to the public to assist us with this by reporting such incidents by calling 01636 650000.

In Newark and Sherwood there are HWRCs at Bilsthorpe and Brunel Drive in Newark.

Recycling furniture

There is also a number of charities and organisations which may be interested in your second hand furniture and appliances if they are in good condition. These include:

  • The Furniture Project will collect unwanted furniture and will pass it on to someone in need. Call 01623 836410 for more details
  • The British Heart Foundation accepts donations of furniture. Call 0844 499 4152 for more information
  • Freecycle is an online swap shop. It gives furniture a second lease of life, as well as helping you to find free items.

Contact us

Waste Management
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Brunel Drive
NG24 2EG.


01636 650000

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