Large or Bulky Waste Collections

You are can take large items of household waste such as fridges, freezers, carpets and furniture to Loscoe Household Waste and Recycling Centre. However, if you are unable to transport your waste to the Recycling Centre then Amber Valley Borough Council can remove large unwanted items from your home. Please check the list of items that we can collect.

What we will and will not collect

We collect a wide range of items, however if you wish to have something removed that is not listed below, please contact us and we can offer further advice.

Household Items we WILL collect             

Household Items we WILL NOT collect


Doors (including external doors- no glass)





Beds (headboard, mattress, bed base=1 item)

Ironing boards

Wardrobes (broken down, no mirrors)

Packaging items/toys in bags (3 bags= 3 items)

Electrical equipment:

Small household electrical appliances



Electric chairs and sofas

Vacuum cleaners

Washing machines

Tumble driers




Kitchen and sink units

Bathroom suites

Window frames


Bags of mixed household waste


Electric fires

Gas fires




Laminate flooring

We will also collect the following outdoor items

Outdoor items we  WILL collect             

Outdoor items we WILL NOT collect      

Electric/manual lawn mowers

Electric garden tools e.g. shredders

Ladders (including step ladders) max length 12ft

Moveable garden furniture

Moveable play equipment


Water butts/barrels

Pressure washers & BBQ's

Petrol lawn mowers


Builders rubble



Garden waste

Motor vehicle parts

Car batteries

Hazardous waste



Gas cylinders



Prices for the removal of large items of household waste 2016/17

Below is the list of prices for collecting your large, bulky waste items for recycling / safe disposal.

  • Bulky waste (3 items) - £17.50 (£8.75) if in receipt of a means tested benefit)
  • Bulky waste (6 items) - £27.50 (£13.75) if in receipt of means tested benefit)
  • Fridge/freezers - £16.50 per item (£8.25) if in receipt of a means tested benefit)
  • Electrical items - £16.50 per item (£8.25) if in receipt of a means tested benefit)

Please note that no refunds will be given after payment has been received and the items to be collected cannot be changed.

Terms and Conditions for the collection of large items of household waste can be found by clicking here.

Payment Methods

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or card at any Town Centre Cash Office. Alternatively if you are not in receipt of means tested benefit, you may also make your payment by telephone.

If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit, then proof of benefit will need to be taken to your local cash office .

The qualifying benefits are as follows:

  • Pension credit
  • Income based job seekers allowance
  • Council tax benefit
  • Housing benefit
  • Working tax credit
  • Income support

You can now download a Special Collection Request Form online.

Amber Valley Waste Collection

For information regarding the Amber Valley Borough Council Waste Collection Service contact 01773 841326.

Skip Hire

Before any skip is placed on a public highway, the skip provider must first apply to Derbyshire County Council for a permit.

Please contact Derbyshire County Council for full details

telephone: 01629 533190


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