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Coronavirus and waste collections update


We will be suspending bulky waste collection bookings from the end of the week (20 March). We will be honouring existing bookings.


Bulky waste

We can arrange a collection for bulky items of household waste that are too big for your black bags such as beds, carpets, fridges, freezers and wardrobes.

All items collected are sorted for reuse or recycling by the Swansea Waste Action team.

All collections must be booked and paid for in advance. We will collect:

  • 1 to 3 items for £20
  • 4 to 6 items (maximum) for £40

If preferred you can donate reusable bulky items directly to our reuse shop, or to a local charity or reuse organisation.

Certain items can also be disposed of for free if taken to a household waste recycling centre.

How to book and pay for a collection

We will be suspending bulky waste collection bookings from the end of the week (20 March).


  • To ensure your items are collected you must:
  • Only put out the items you described when booking your collection.
  • Put the items out for collection on the kerbside between 7.00pm the evening before your collection and 7.00am on the morning of your collection day.
  • Keep items dry and don't leave them outside for a long time in all weathers. If you are leaving out an item that could absorb water (eg mattress or settee) then please cover them. Wet items may be too heavy to lift and may not be collected.

We will NOT collect:

  • Items which are too heavy to lift safely by the collection crew
  • Items from inside the property or garden
  • From commercial (business) premises
  • Hazardous waste eg asbestos, car batteries, paint etc
  • Items containing glass or mirrors
  • External doors
  • Fixtures such as bathroom suites
  • Boilers, gas bottles or oil tanks
  • Builders rubble

Cancellation policy

We require at least 24 hours' notice of cancellation as after that time the collection crew are committed to the collection and expenses have been incurred. Please note that if your collection day is on a Monday then we need to know by 12.00pm on the Friday before.

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