Special (bulk) uplifts
You are entitled to one free standard uplift each year from April – March. Subsequent uplifts will be charged at £30.90 each. A standard uplift includes the collection of up to 20 items. Non-standard uplifts (large scale DIY or work carried out by a contractor) will not be treated as a free uplift and will be assessed and charged accordingly.
We will not collect car batteries, chemicals (unless specifically arranged), gas bottles and canisters, asbestos, oil, car tyres, clinical and hazardous waste, supermarket trolleys, concrete foundations, slabs and lintels, creosote, motorized wheel chairs and fluorescent tubes. Mirrors and panes of glass can be collected as part of the special uplift service if the items are suitably wrapped as per the guidance provided in How to prepare your special uplift. You can also dispose of all these items at our waste and recycling centres.
You should read How to prepare your special uplift before putting it out for collection.
We can uplift a maximum of 20 items at a time.
When you fill out the form we'll tell you which day we collect in your area. You should leave it out at the collection point before 7am that day. If you are elderly, disabled or infirm and can't put your items at the kerbside for collection, please call 0303 123 1020 to make alternative arrangements.
If your waste isn't collected please leave it at your collection point and we will get to it as soon as we can. Bad weather or a vehicle breakdown can mean we run late with collections.
We take some items such as fridges, freezers and scrap metal such as radiators and boilers separately for recycling.
How to cancel an uplift or make changes
If you have booked an uplift and no longer need it, or would like to make changes, please contact Waste and Grounds Services.
To help reduce the waste that you put into your bins you could also consider donating the following items to local charity shops:
- DVDs, CDs and games
- crockery and ornaments
- small general household items
- toys and jigsaws
Recycle for Scotland
If your item is still in good condition Zero Waste Scotland’s Re-use Line will list the local charities and social enterprises that can collect items suitable for re-use in your area. They can accept a range of large household items, including furniture in a re-useable condition, soft furnishings such as sofas, mattresses and armchairs that have fire regulation labels attached and electrical items such as washing machines, fridges and cookers in good working order.
Simply enter your postcode below to find a local re-use organisation that can collect near you and then contact them directly to arrange a collection. Only items the organisations think they can sell will be uplifted, so collection cannot be guaranteed. You can also visit Recycle for Scotland for more information.
- Special (bulk) uplifts
- How to prepare your bulky uplift