Book a collection of bulky items

In order to prioritise other key services we are suspending the bulky uplift service until further notice. We will aim to collect existing booked items but if this is not possible we will contact you directly.

Book a collection

Bulky uplift service

If you need to dispose of large household items like beds, sofas, tables and other furniture you can use the special uplift service.

A maximum of 5 items can be collected at any one time, a three piece suite will count as 3 items.


It costs £48.00 to have up to 5 items collected.

Changes and cancellations

You can change or cancel your booking up to 12 noon on the day before the collection by calling us on 0300 100 1800.

Cut off times and collection days for each area are shown in the table below.

Collection days

Area Collection day Changes and cancellations cut off
Duns and Eyemouth Tuesday Monday - 12 noon
Galashiels Monday Friday - 12 noon
Hawick, Jedburgh and Kelso Thursday Wednesday - 12 noon
Peebles Wednesday Tuesday - 12 noon

Items must be left at your usual rubbish and recycling collection point by 7:30 am on the day of collection.

Items we can and cannot collect

Find out what types of items we can and cannot collect.

Donating items to charity

The item you want to dispose of could be accepted at a charity shop or by a local furniture reuse organisation.

Charity shops and organisations that accept large furniture in the Scottish Borders are:

  • PDSA 64 Channel Street, Galashiels, TD1 1BA - 01896 759881.
  • Home Basics, 2 Annfield Mills, Teviot Crescent, Hawick TD9 9RE - 01450 363974
  • Home Basics, Unit 7, Tweedvale Mills East, Walkerburn EH43 6AB - 01896 870455
  • St Margaret's of Scotland Hospice, 34 Channel Street, Galashiels TD1 1BA - 01896 751188.

Furniture being donated may need to meet certain safety standards or regulations. Ask the organisation you are considering donating to for further information.

You can donate old bikes to the bike recycling scheme.

Alternative ways to dispose of items

You can dispose of household items and other waste free of charge at your local community recycling centre.

Commercial bulky waste

This service does not collect commercial bulky waste items. Contact our Waste Team to request a commercial service.