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Bulky household waste collection

Bulky household waste is freestanding furniture that will not fit into a blue refuse sack.

Can the item be reused?

Yes, see reusable items information below. No, see damaged or broken items.

Reusable items

Where possible, you should try to make sure any bulky household waste you have is reused. Items can be advertised on Freegle, or taken or collected, free of charge, by charities.


Advertise items you want to give away on Freegle in Penrith and Eden District.

Eden Valley Hospice

Impact Furniture Services, Penrith

Impact Furniture Services, Carlisle

Reuse organisations

For list of reuse alternatives in Cumbria see reuse organisations on recycle Cumbria website.

Damaged or broken items

Arrange a bulky waste collection see below. Take items to the household waste recycling centre.

Bulky waste household collection scheme

We offer a bulky waste household collection service from domestic properties only, at a cost of £24 for up to 3 of the following items:

  • Armchairs
  • Bed bases
  • Bed headboards
  • Bookcases 
  • Carpets
  • Carpet underlay
  • Chairs
  • Chest of drawers
  • Dressing tables
  • Gas cookers
  • Plastic garden furniture
  • Wooden garden furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Mirrors
  • Tables
  • Three piece suites (=3 items)
  • Wardrobes

Not included in the bulky waste collection is builder's rubble, fixtures and fittings, there are separate collections for garden waste or electrical appliances.

Electrical appliance collection for fridges, freezers, televisions, electrical cookers and computer monitors, at a cost of £24 per item.

Pre-book a bulky waste collection

Collection of bulky items is on a Monday and a firm collection date will be provided when you book and pay for your collection, if not you will be contacted. All items need to be outside the property, at the kerbside or edge of the highway, if there is sufficient room to do so.

Pre-book a collection on the bulky waste collection request online form

Pre-book a collection with Customer Services on the details below.

Take an item to the Household Waste Recycling Centres for free

Items can be taken free of charge to either Flusco, near Penrith, or Hobson Lane, Kirkby Stephen household waste recycling centres.