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Bulky Waste Collection

Arrange a collection

What to do if you live in a Housing Association flat

If you live in a Flat owned by a Housing Association you may not have to request a Bulky Waste collection, except for fridges or chargeable items.

We have arranged with some of the Housing Associations to make a weekly collection of bulky items. Please pdf icon contact your Housing Association [72kb] for more information.

For more information about chargeable items please read our section: What are chargeable items?

How do I arrange a Bulky Waste Collection?

You can:

  • Request a Bulky Waste Collection on our website
  • Contact the national re-use line who will collect items such as beds, sofas, tables, chairs and bikes and could be re-used. If items haven't been left outside, are in good condition and sofas and armchairs still have the necessary fire labels, please check the reuse directory for those organisations that provide a free collection service.
  • Take your bulky items to one of our recycling centres across the city.
  • You can also request a Bulky Waste Collection for chargeable and non-chargeable items using our MyGlasgow app. You can download our app from the App store and Google Play.

Some of the bulky waste items that we will collect:

  • Mattress
  • Bed
  • Chair
  • Settee
  • Carpeting
  • Fridges/Freezers
  • Televisions
  • Vacuum Cleaners/Hoovers

We will collect bulky waste items within 28 days of processing your request. If any of your requested items are electrical please note that that these will be collected on a separate uplift.

All bulky waste items should be available for collection at the stated uplift point prior to uplift request being made.

What are chargeable items?

We charge for collection of the following items:

  • Baths (cast iron)
  • Boilers, Water Tanks, Central Heating Systems and Radiators
  • Bricks / Rubble
  • Brick Fireplaces and Hearths
  • Bunkers / Coal
  • Concrete
  • Garage doors - we do not collect metal garage doors
  • Greenhouses
  • Sheds and Huts
  • Soil and Tree trunks
  • Slabs
  • Storage Heaters - where they do not contain asbestos
  • Tiles
  • Windows and Window Frames

We apply a minimum charge for the first 30 minutes and every 15 minutes thereafter.

We also offer a house clearance service charged per half hour.

Our current rates are in the pdf icon Book of Charges [172kb].

What items do we not collect?

All food waste within fridges and freezers should be removed prior to placing the equipment out for bulk collection.

We do not collect any of the following:

  • Cast iron washing poles
  • Garden rollers
  • Metal garage doors
  • Supermarket trolleys - please contact the supermarket
  • Asbestos
  • Gyprock and Plasterboard
  • Fire Extinguisher

The following items can be disposed of free of change at one of our recycling centres.

  • Car batteries
  • Gas cylinders
  • Oil - all types
  • Paint
  • Safes

How Do I Cancel My Request?

To cancel your Bulky Waste request, please complete our online form.

What is myaccount?

Myaccount gives you the ability to set up an online account using a single user name and password to access a range of online public services including some Glasgow City Council services. Read more about myaccount.


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