Disposing of large items

Many of the things we throw away haven’t reached the end of their useful life. Rather than throw them away, why not think if someone else can use them first?

Household items that are still in good condition can be donated to reuse organisations and are often collected from your home free of charge.

Find out what services are available in your area.

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  • Items accepted: Household furniture, white goods, textiles
  • Collection from home: check with the local provider
  • Areas covered: Most of ߣsirƵ and Bute

  • Items accepted: Household furniture and white goods
  • Collection from home: Yes (donations accepted at Helensburgh recycling centre too) 
  • Areas covered: West Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh

  • Items accepted: Furniture, small electrical items, household items and clothing
  • Collection from home: Yes for furniture (donations also accepted at Bunessan and Craignure shops)
  • Area covered: Isle of Mull

by Zero Waste Scotland 

What do I do with to large items that can’t be re-used?

If you have large items that absolutely can’t be re-used, there are new national regulatory guidelines for the storage and disposal of waste upholstered domestic seating. You can find out how to dispose of them safely at your local recycling centre.

If you can't get to your recycling centre, you can arrange for us to come and collect them from your home. You can contact us using our or by calling 01546 605514.

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.

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

The charge for this service is £80.90 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 have a business, find out how to have waste removed from your property.

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