Bulky Item and Bulky Garden Waste Collection
For items that you are unable to recycle or dispose of in your wheelie bin we offer a Bulky Collection Service.
Payment for Collections
We charge £10.00 for a bulky collection and will collect up to 6 items.
Residents over the age of 60 are charged £5.00 for collections.
Bulky Items List
- Washing Machines
- Clothes Dryer
- PC’s, Monitors and Printers
- DVD players and Hi-fi Equipment
- Vacuum Cleaners
- Beds and frames
- Bedroom furniture
- Tables and chairs
- Internal doors
- Childs Bicycle/toys
- Light Garden Furniture
For larger quantities/items requiring excessive loading time the Supervisor will need to visit and provide a price.
Additional costs will be incurred for the following:
- Garden Shed
- Green Houses
- Pianos (broken and bundled)
- Kitchen Units (broken and bundled)
- Bathroom Suite (no tiles accepted)
- Filing Cabinets
We Will Not Collect...
any building waste i.e. windows and external doors, bricks and rubble or tiles.
We Will Not Collect...
black bag waste as part of a bulky collection.
About the Bulky item Collection Service
Arrange a collection
To arrange your collection please fill in the Bulky Item collection form or contact us on the details to the bottom of this page.
- Collections take place within 10 working days of a request being received.
- You will be required to leave the item(s) outside your property.
- We will not enter your property to collect the item(s).
- When requesting the collection, you will be advised of the most suitable place to leave the item(s) depending on your property type.
- Items must be available for collection by 7.00 a.m. on your notified collection day.
- We can only collect the items that were recorded when the request was made.
- Additional items will be left at the property.
- If your item(s) are not collected for any reason (such as inclement weather, vehicle breakdown etcetera) we will attempt to contact you using the contact details provided to us when making the request.
- Every effort will be made to collect on the next working day.
- The minimum charge for this service is £10 even if you only need one item collected. The cost is designed to recover all manpower, vehicle and administration costs for collection together with disposal and landfill tax costs.
Refunds for cancellations
Refunds can only be processed if a request is received by Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council more than two working days prior to the scheduled collection.
Items that are in good working condition
The Green Horizons furniture recycling charity will collect certain items free of charge if they are still suitable for others to use including:
- 3 Piece Suites (providing they still have the fire resistant label still attached and are still in reasonably good condition (no rips or tears)
- Dining tables and chairs
- Single, double or bunk beds
- Wardrobes (not over 36" wide) and other bedroom furniture
- Fridge freezers and small electrical items such as televisions and DVD players. These will need to be PAT tested in your home prior to us collecting them.
Green Horizons are unable to accept donated washing machines, tumble dryers or cookers.
Green Horizons can be contacted on 01443 693348
Items that are not in working order
Alternatively if your items are not in working order or beyond repair, you can take them to your local Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).
There are two HWRC's in the Borough located at:
Aberfan Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Aberfan Road, Aberfan, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4QE.
Dowlais Household Waste and Recycling Centre, The Bont, Gellifaelog Old Road, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 3DA.
1st April – 31st October
British Summer Time
09.00 – 20.00
1st November – 31st March
British Winter Time
09.00 – 16.30
NB: Opening times change with the British summer and winter daylight saving hours. Both sites are closed on Christmas and New Years Day.
Other ways you can dispose of bulky items
There are a number of ways that residents can dispose of bulky or other re-useable household items. These include:
- donating to a local charity, the local community voluntary sector or local second hand shops;
- selling items through free ads;
- giving items to friends or relatives;
- use a private waste disposal company;
- hire a skip from a private contractor.
Flytipping is a crime which carries a fixed fine at Magistrates Court and possible imprisonment, and, an unlimited fine at Crown Court.