If none of the options above are practical, then Portsmouth City Council will collect larger household items from your home and dispose of it in the correct way.
Please be aware, we can only collect items on ground level and easy access to the road e.g. forecourts. We will not collect from inside the property or from back gardens.
The cost of a collection starts from £30 (payable in advance) and collections are every Wednesday. If you wish to cancel your collection, please contact us before lunchtime the day before your scheduled collection day for a full refund. Contacting us later than this may result in no refund or a part-refund.
If you are a Portsmouth resident in receipt of Council Tax Support (CTS) you can get one free collection per year. To qualify you will need to provide proof that you get Council Tax Support either by showing us your award letter or by giving us permission to check your records online.
For free collections, we will only take a maximum of two square metres away - this is roughly the size of a two-seater sofa or a washing machine and armchair. For collections of more than two square metres, there will be an additional charge and payment will be asked for at the time of booking.
Free collections take place on a Tuesday.
To get an estimate, quotation or to book a paid or free collection call 023 9284 1105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can we take away?
- Fridges (these are charged at £30 each or £45 for an American style fridge)
- Washing machine
- General household items and furniture
What can't we take away?
- Building and DIY waste such as soil, rubble, tiles, concrete, bricks etc.
- Paint tins containing paint (paint tins must be empty)
- Gas canisters
- Car engines
- Garden waste
- Fluorescent lighting tubes
- Commercial or trade waste
- Ceramic sanitary ware - sink basins, pedestals, bidets and toilet cisterns
- Anything longer than 6ft
- Anything too heavy for two people to lift safely such as a piano, waterlogged mattresses and sofas
Where does it go and what happens to it?
Bulky items are sent to Warren Farm transfer station in Fareham. Materials are then either recovered for recycling (e.g. metals) or sent to a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) facility, which shreds items and produces fuel pellets - this helps us to divert waste away from landfill. The remaining materials which cannot be recovered or sent to the SRF facility are then landfilled (2016/17 - 4.63%).