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Bulky household item collection

Details of our bulky waste collection service and how to arrange a collection.

A Bulky Matters vehicle in its distinctive bright green livery

A Bulky Matters vehicle in its distinctive bright green livery

Operated by Bulky Matters, a partnership between Lancaster City Council and local re-use charity Furniture Matters, our bulky waste collection service enables you to dispose of unwanted household items AND help local disadvantaged people and the environment at the same time - and it couldn’t be easier to arrange!

Arranging a collection

To arrange a collection:

Details of what, when and where we collect in your area are listed below.

Please check that someone will be at home when we come to collect. We prefer to collect items from inside your property, so that they are in the best condition for re-use, but if this is not convenient, we will collect from outside. If you do need to leave them outside, please keep them covered and dry if at all possible as they may be unable to take items that are too heavy due to being wet.

How much does it cost?

£24 for 1 item, £32 for 2 items, £39 for 3 or 4 items, then £9.50 per additional item.

This charge means we can recondition your old items and sell them on at low cost to disadvantaged families. All income is used to help subsidise this service.

What we collect

For full details of our service and what we can and can't collect, see our frequently asked questions below.

Where and when we collect

Collection times by area


Postcode Collection times
Bolton-le-Sands to Silverdale LA5 0, LA5 8, LA5 9 Tuesday AM, Thursday PM
Bare, Torrisholme, Hest Bank, Skerton LA1 2, LA2 6 West, LA4 6 Tuesday AM, Thursday PM
Overton, Middleton, Oxcliffe, West End LA3 3, LA4 4, LA4 5 Saturday AM, Wednesday PM
Sandylands, Heysham LA3 1, LA3 2 Saturday AM, Wednesday PM
Lancaster, Ridge, Williamson Park, Standen Park LA1 3 Thursday AM, Saturday PM
Abraham Heights, Aldcliffe LA1 1, LA1 5 Friday AM, Tuesday PM
Bailrigg, Scotforth, Galgate LA1 4 Thursday AM, Saturday PM
Thurnham, Cockerham, Galgate LA2 0 Friday AM, Tuesday PM
Dolphinholme, Abbeystead, Wray, Halton LA2 6 East, LA2 8, LA2 9 Wednesday AM
Capernwray, Whittington, Kellets LA6 1, LA6 2 Wednesday AM

AM = 9am - 1pm, PM = 1pm - 5pm 

Frequently asked questions

Last updated: 05 April 2024

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