Special collections for bulky waste

Dispose of large items that don't fit in your wheelie bin, such as old beds, mattresses, furniture, large electrical appliances or other bulky items.

If you have large items you want to dispose of that don't fit in your wheelie bin, such as old beds, mattresses, furniture, large electrical appliances or other bulky items, you can arrange for us to come and collect them from your home, using our online form, or calling us on the number below

Some waste such as medicines, pesticides, insecticides, paints and other household chemicals may be considered hazardous and have to be dealt with in a particular way. Find out what we class as hazardous waste and how to dispose of it.

Please note: This only applies to households, if you have a commercial business, find out how to get waste removed from your property.

We aim to make collections within 20 working days of receiving your request

Please give us as much detail as you can in the "more information" box on the online form so we can make the right arrangements to pick up your items. For example, please let us know exactly what needs picked up, where you can leave it, if you will need assistance getting the items out of the house, and any other relevant information.

Arrange a collection online or call us on 01546 605514

The charge for this service is £76.30 for a 10 minute collection (if your items take longer than 10 minutes to collect from your home you may be charged for additional time).

If you are looking for alternatives to disposal for your unwanted items, the Recycle for Scotland website has a wealth of information and tips on how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Other ways to dispose of your large items

Did you know? In some areas, household items that are still in good condition can be donated to charity and often collected from your home free of charge - find out what services are available in your area here

Restyle Argyll  - repair and re-use service available across Argyll and Bute

If you are looking to get rid of furniture and furnishings, white goods and other household items, or are looking to buy good quality second hand goods, Restyle Argyll is the place for you. The newly opened repair and re-use Hub offers a collection service for your donated goods, which are taken away to be prepared for resale. Items are offered for sale through their website, and at the 4 local centres (Campbeltown, Rothesay, Oban and Islay). Items that you buy can either be delivered to your home, or collected from one of the local centres.

Reusable Items

The National re-use line (operated by Zero Waste Scotland) helps people in Scotland donate bulky items to charity.

If your item is IN GOOD CONDITION and could be USED AGAIN BY SOMEONE ELSE, please use the Re-use service.

If you have bulky items such as beds, sofas, tables, chairs and bikes that are in good condition, could be re-used, haven’t been left outside and still have the necessary fire labels (for sofas and armchairs), please donate to a local re-use organisation (if this is available in your area).

These will be collected by local organisations that will ensure the item stays in use rather than going to waste.

Please note: collection services are not available in all parts of Argyll and Bute

Local Organisations

GRAB Trust
Group for Recycling in Argyll and Bute
Services include LORI (Lorn & Oban Reuse Initiative) - furniture and household goods sold, donations collected, training and volunteering opportunities available
Promotion of beach cleaning and marine litter issues
Education and awareness provision on all topics around recycling, reuse and environmental issues

Islay Development
Unit 11 Whin Park, Bridgend, Isle of Islay PA44 7NZ, UK
01496 810880

Fyne Futures Ltd
Colbeck Ln, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 0RB
01700 503181

On the Fyne Futures website, you will find:

  • ReStyle – furniture & WEEE reuse, we will arrange viewings and collections for people looking to donate items for reuse; and offer delivery of items purchased from our shop
  • Bute Produce – market garden with Horticulture Training, accredited by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
  • Car Bute - Scotland’s 1st island based car club, annual and temporary membership available

Home from home
Unit 3, Ash Rd,
Broadmeadow Industrial Estate,
Dumbarton, G82 2RS
01389 733733

MICT (Mull and Iona Community Trust)
An Roth Community Business Centre, Craignure, Isle of Mull PA65 6AY
01680 812900

Please arrange a bulky collection if your items are not re-usable, are broken or damaged.

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