Bulky Waste Collection

We offer a separate service for larger items like fridges and other waste too bulky for regular collections.

Recycling Household Furnishings and Appliances

There are many organisations and charities around the district which accept household furnishings and appliances that are in good condition. Listed below are links to several organisations that may be able to collect your unwanted goods.

You can further information and advice on organisations which may be able to collect your unwanted good or furniture on East Sussex County Council's Furniture Re-use and recycling page.

Large waste items (bulky items) and green waste are not collected on your normal refuse collection rounds. You can get rid of these items free of charge by taking them to your nearest household waste recycling site. Alternatively, we provide a chargeable service to remove bulky items and green waste.

We Can Collect

Cookers, washing machines, tumble dryers, bed bases and/or mattresses, wardrobes, cupboards, chest of drawers, microwave ovens, televisions/videos, green waste, tables, chairs, baths / WCs and settees etc.

We Cannot Collect

Treated fencing, sheds, decking (pressure treated/coated with wood preservatives), tyres, gas bottles, asbestos, car batteries, builders' rubble, soil, gypsum plasterboard and other hazardous/liquid waste. Most household waste recycling sites will accept household hazardous waste and tyres.

Garden Waste Collection

If you think you might need more than one collection of garden waste in a year you can join our Garden Waste Collection service.

Collection Charges                            
Items Cost
Any 1 - 5 (or 10 bags of small assorted household items) of the items shown above (a bed base(s) and a mattress are separate items and a 3 piece suite is 3 items) £52
5 to 10 items (or 20 bags of small household items)  £80
Fridges, freezers and fridge/freezers £36 Per unit
1 - 10   bags of Green Waste (do not contaminate with other non-Green waste items) £31
11 - 20 bags of Green Waste (do not contaminate with other non-Green waste items) £52
21 - 30 bags of Green Waste (do not contaminate with other non-Green waste items) £78 
Other heavy items (for example pianos) quoted individually From £95 (see below)
Annual Green Waste Collection Service £70


Arranging Collection

To obtain a quote (including for items not listed above) or to book a collection just give our Customer Services team a ring on 01273 471600. Unfortunately we can't take payment for bulky waste collections through our website at the moment, but if you'd like to send us a message letting us know you need a bulky waste collection, we'll give you a ring back to confirm the date and take payment over the phone (we'll almost always get back in touch with you within a few hours, but if it's late in the day or if we're really busy we might have to call you the following morning).

All items must be left easily available outside the property, close to the road, and where a refuse collection vehicle can stop safely while the items are removed.

Please note telephone quotes and prices stated here will be the prices charged unless there is a general obstruction to access, uneven/slippery ground, steep gradient, poor lighting of the area, excessive weight/size of bulky item or a long distance to carry very heavy items. We reserve the right not to collect, and to re-quote, under such circumstances. If you choose not to go ahead with a new quote your money will be refunded. Any quote you receive will be valid for 30 days, after which we will remove it from our records.


The easiest way to pay is over the phone when you book your collection.

Alternatively you can make a cheque payable to Lewes District Council and send it to the following address. On the reverse of the cheque please write "Bulky Waste" along with your name and the address the waste is to be collected from.

Southover House
Southover Road
East Sussex

Please note that we must have received cleared payment by 12 noon the day before collections for your area (please see the table below). Payments received after this time will automatically roll over to the next available collection date.

Collection Days

We operate on a weekly basis as follows: 

Collection Days
Items Where When
Bulky, Fridges and Green Waste East Saltdean, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Seaford, Telscombe Cliffs, South Heighton, Tarring Neville, Firle, Piddinghoe, Rodmell, Southease, Iford and Kingston areas. Thursday
Bulky, Fridges and Green Waste Ditchling, Hamsey, St John Without, Streat, Westmeston, Plumpton, East Chiltington, Wivelsfield, North and South Chailey, Barcombe, Lewes, Ringmer, Glynde, St Ann Without, Falmer and Newick areas. Friday

Your Responsibility

You should be careful when disposing of waste via third-party companies. Unscrupulous companies who fly-tip your waste could result in you getting a fine of up to £5,000.