Guide to Bulky Waste

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Bulky Waste and Furniture Recycling

Bulky Waste Definition and Examples

Options for Bulky Waste Disposal and Collections

Bulky waste is a category of waste the encompasses many different items that are common in homes and offices.


Bulky Waste

Bulky waste is large, can’t be disposed of via your normal council bin and can be difficult to handle. Common examples of bulky waste include furniture, dishwashers, baths and much more.


Below are a few examples:


The UK can produce a staggering amount of bulky waste each year. Wrap claims that over 1.5 million tonnes of bulky waste are collected or taken to waste facilities every year. Unfortunately, the sheer amount of bulky waste we create and debatably some confusing information provided by councils have led to an increase in fly-tipping. Ever since 2013, cases of fly-tipping have been on the rise and in 2017 half of these incidents involved bulky waste.


We’ve put together this guide on everything you need to know about bulky waste to show how easy dealing with these items can be. From information on examples of bulky waste to how it’s recycled, you’ll find everything you need to know. If you have bulky waste that you need to get rid of, you’re also in the right place as we can collect bulky waste on a same-day basis.


Clearabee Services

If you feel like you know everything you need to know about bulky waste already then you can explore our options for removing rubbish and bulky waste below:


man and van

Man and Van

Our Man & Van service is the highest-rated rubbish clearance solution. With options for same-day collection, free early/afternoon time slots, and low-cost, two-hour time slots, we make collections as quick, affordable and flexible as possible.

skip hire

Skip Hire

Our skip hire service is an ideal solution for heavy waste or for customers who need to keep waste on-site for a period of time. Most of the skips we offer can be delivered on a next day basis with flexible removal.

Skip Bags

Skip Bags

For a fast, flexible solution for lighter waste, try our nationwide skip bag service. If you need containment for your rubbish, or maybe you just want a fixed price, our skip bags can be a great alternative to skips. You fill it – we’ll collect it.

Wheelie Bin Collection

Wheelie Bin Collection

Our domestic wheelie bin service is designed for households who need a little extra bin capacity. All you need to do is book the service online and leave the bin out by 8am in the morning. When we’re on our way you will receive a text message and a tracking link so you will know the bin has been emptied.



Here are some of the most common questions we get asked regarding bulky waste.

What counts as bulky waste?

Bulky waste is typically large or heavy items that cannot be disposed of via your usual council collected bin. Characteristics of bulky waste include the difficulty in regards to recycling it and the unfortunate amount which is fly-tipped. As the UK’s largest clearance company, we regularly attend jobs that involve lots of bulky waste so we’re happy to help remove this burdening rubbish. You can find a full list of example and a definition in this guide.

How do you get rid of bulky waste?

At Clearabee we have plenty of options to help get rid of your bulky waste. Our most popular option is our ‘Man and Van’ service due to how convenient and quick it is. We are also able to provide Skip Bags and conventional skips which you can fill at your own leisure.

What happens to bulky waste after it is has been disposed of?

Although bulky waste may more difficult to recycle compared to simplistic items like glass bottles, it’s still very achievable. We only use highly efficient waste facilities and are at the point where we are able to recycle over 95% of the waste we collect.

How to book a Clearabee bulky waste collection?

Our online booking process is available 24/7 and only takes a few minutes to complete. If you’re unsure about the exact quantity of waste you have, you can use our waste calculator to instantly receive a bespoke quote.


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