Bulky waste collections
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Bright Sparks is a social enterprise that collects reusable furniture and household items for free. The reusable items are cleaned, tested, repaired and distributed to local people.
We offer a Monday to Friday collection service for large items.
There is a cost to booking a bulky waste collection – unless you receive housing benefit.
There are ways to get rid of items for free:
- There are 4 waste and recycling centres near Hackney which residents can use free of charge. You can take a range of household waste items to the sites, including unusable furniture, garden waste, electrical appliances, scrap metal and textiles.
- Bright Sparks, a local social enterprise, will collect large reusable items for free.
- Items are collected for free via Freecycle or Freegle.
- Hackney Fixers arrange free, fun repair events to help you fix electrical and electronic goods. Find the next event on their website.
Alternatively, LoveJunk, a waste removal marketplace, helps you to find the cheapest collector.
The bulky waste collection is for household waste items. We will not collect rubble, masonry and tiles, renovation waste, construction waste, fencing or carpet.
Our commercial waste service can collect these items and other DIY waste.
If you incorrectly book a bulky waste collection, instead of a commercial waste collection, then the items will not be collected and left outside.