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Bulk uplifts

How to prepare your bulky uplift

Please make sure that all items are stored correctly at the designated collection point. Please do not place your bulky items out any earlier than the day before your scheduled collection date as this may be reported as an incidence of fly tipping. 

Bags of waste should be able to be picked up by one person. Do not overfill bags.

Please ensure that all nails and screws are hammered into the wood or removed and will not cause injury. Also make sure that there are no sharp objects sticking through bags.

You should dismantle recliner sofas before your uplift.

Carpets and mattresses

Carpets should be rolled and taped or tied. Please do not present mattresses until the day of collection as they can be very heavy if they get wet due to rain. We may not collect them if they are too heavy.

A rolled and bagged carpet ready for uplift


Fridges and freezers should be emptied of all food items and defrosted thoroughly before being put out by the kerbside. Please ensure doors are taped shut.

A defrosted and taped fridge freezer ready for uplift


Planks of wood including laminate flooring should be cut into 5ft lengths, be tied or taped in bundles and be able to be lifted by one person. Nails / screws should be removed or hammered flush.

Wood and laminate should have nails removed or bent flush and be stacked ready for uplift

Mixed items

Mixed items should be presented neatly

Mixed items should be presented neatly


Items such as mirrors will be uplifted provided they are wrapped with durable materials such as bubble-wrap or polythene. To ensure the glass items do not pierce the material they must be double-wrapped and taped securely. The photographs below provide an example of wrapping when glass items are presented for collection

Glass wrapped n bubble wrap and taped Glass wrapped in bubble wrap and taped


Paint tins

Paint tins should be empty or the paint should be solidified by adding either a paint hardener or sand/soil.

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