Sep 30 2011

Harrow Council’s Bulky/Heavy Waste Collections Costs

Harrow Council will collect large or heavy items from Harrow residents who are unable to bring them to the Reuse and Recycling Centre. The items must be put outside the property being picked up from.

Remember: Fly tipping is not only illegal, but also a criminal offence, and carries a maximum penalty of £20,000 and up to 6 months imprisonment in the Magistrates Court, or unlimited fines and up to 2 years imprisonment at Crown Court. The maximum sentence is even higher (5 years) for dumping special waste which may be harmful to health. Don’t do it!

Recyclable items:

  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Cookers
  • Microwaves
  • Washing machines
  • Mattresses

Non-recyclable items:

  • Beds (Note: bed and mattress count as 1 item)
  • Wardrobes
  • Sofas
  • Tables
  • Drawers
  • Carpets
  • Bags of rubbish (3 securely tied black refuse bags count as one item)

Most bulky and heavy items are subject to a charge that must be paid before they can be collected.

Recyclable items

  • First recyclable item – £28.60
  • Second recyclable item – £17.40
  • Subsequent recyclable item – £12.30

Non recyclable items

  • First non-recyclable item – £40.80
  • Second non-recyclable item – £23.50
  • Subsequent non-recyclable item – £12.30


Half price for people in receipt of pension credit, income support, or who qualify for an assisted collection

Note: Three tied sacks counts as one item – £40.80 (Maximum weight per bag = 10 kg)

You can pay online, by phone, by cheque, debit or credit card. Find out more about how to pay here or arrange a collection here.

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