Bulky Household Furniture

Bulky Household Furniture

Bulky collection - if your item is classed as reusable please leave the item/s inside your property.

Reuse - we are now working in partnership with Furniture Revival to reuse as many items of furniture as possible.

Initially we will ask if your item is reusable, we will then advise of the most suitable place to leave your item.  To arrange collection please contact the call centre on 01685 725000.

We charge £15 for a bulky collection and will collect up to 3 items.

Items we collect

Electrical items
  • Washing Machines
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • PC’s, Monitors and Printers
  • Televisions
  • DVD players and Hi-fi Equipment
  • Microwaves
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Cookers
Household items
  • Beds and frames
  • Mattresses
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Cabinets
  • Tables and chairs
  • Sofas/Settees
  • Internal doors
  • Carpets
  • Childs Bicycle/toys
  • Light Garden Furniture

For larger quantities/items requiring excessive loading time the Supervisor will need to visit and provide a price.

Additional costs will be incurred for the following:

  • Garden Shed
  • Green Houses
  • Pianos (broken and bundled)
  • Kitchen Units (broken and bundled)
  • Bathroom Suite (no tiles accepted)
  • Radiators
  • Filing Cabinets

Items we do not collect

  • Any building waste i.e. windows and external doors, bricks and rubble or tiles.
  • Black bag waste as part of a bulky collection.

Arrange a collection

To arrange your collection please fill in the online Bulky Item collection form or contact us. Bookings can also be made in person at:

  • Civic Centre Main Reception
  • Aberfan Community Centre Main Reception
  • Treharris Community Centre Perrott Street 
  • Dowlais Community Centre Station Road

What happens after a collection is booked?

  • Collections can take up to 10 working days after a request being received, but, we will make every effort to collect earlier if service provision allows.
  • When requesting the collection, you will be advised of the most suitable place to leave the item(s) depending on your property type.
  • Items must be available for collection by 7 a.m. on your notified collection day.
  • We can only collect the items that were recorded when the request was made.
  • Additional items will be left at the property.

Missed Collections

  • If your item(s) are not collected for any reason (such as inclement weather, vehicle breakdown etcetera) we will attempt to contact you using the contact details provided to us when making the request.
  • Every effort will be made to collect on the next working day.

The minimum charge for this service is £15 even if you only need one item collected. The cost is designed to recover all manpower, vehicle and administration costs for collection together with disposal and landfill tax costs.

Refunds for cancellations

Refunds can only be processed if a request is received by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council more than 2 working days prior to the scheduled collection.

You can also take bulky items to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).  Please note you will need a permit if you are using a van to visit the HWRC.

Other ways you can dispose of bulky items

There are a number of ways that residents can dispose of bulky or other re-useable household items:

  • donating to a local charity, the local community voluntary sector or local second hand shops;
  • selling items through free ads;
  • giving items to friends or relatives;
  • use a private waste disposal company;
  • hire a skip from a private contractor.

Remember...Flytipping is a crime which carries a fixed fine at Magistrates Court and possible imprisonment, and, an unlimited fine at Crown Court.

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