This page tells you what you can do with bulky household items that can't be recycled or taken with your normal rubbish collection
Items such as arm chairs, beds and large kitchen appliances can't be put out with your normal collection. So, what do you do with these items when you no longer need them? The list below gives you some ideas:
- donate it to charity - some offer free collections, try Sue Ryder, the British Heart Foundation, Learning Links and DEBRA
- offer it online through Freecycle, Freegle and other online market place apps or advertise it in a local shop or free ad newspaper.
- sell it to a local second hand furniture company
- take it to the Portsmouth recycling centre at Port Solent - who will take it free
If none of the ideas above are practical, then Portsmouth City Council will collect bulky waste from your home and dispose of it in the correct way.
The cost of a bulky waste collection starts from £30 (payable in advance) and collections are every Wednesday.
If you are a Portsmouth resident in receipt of Council Tax Support (CTS) you can get one free bulky waste collection per year (from April 1st).
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.
We'll take a maximum of 2 square meters away - this is roughly the size of a 2-seater sofa or a washing machine and an armchair. For collections of more than 2 square meters 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.