Bulky waste collections
A bulky waste collection is a service offered by the Council (undertaken by Enterprise Managed Services) which allows for the collection of large and bulky items of household furniture and large appliances from domestic / residential properties.
If you are a business requiring collection of large and bulky items, you will need to contact a permitted waste disposal company.
Items will be collected on the arranged collection day. Items must be at the kerbside for collection from 9am of that day. Please empty and clean white goods (kitchen appliances), otherwise they will not be taken. Any additional item left with booked items or any items not as described will not be taken. You must tell us of any changes to the booked items at least 2 working days before collection.
Neither Daventry District Council, nor Enterprise shall be liable for any incident, damage or accident, however caused, arising from the exercise of the Council, Enterprise or any other organisation working on their behalf, through it's officers, workmen or agents, of the rights and obligations hereby granted.
Items collected may be recycled, reused or disposed of at the Council's discretion.
Arrange a collection of large and bulky items:
Please fill in our online form or phone us on 01327 871100.
Charges for this service are:
£16.38 (inc VAT) for up to 3 items
£32.76 (inc VAT) for up to 6 items
(PLEASE NOTE: THIS FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE)
We CAN accept
Bed / bed base
Carpet (rolled up)
Carpet underlay (rolled up)
Chair - dining room (4 chairs = 1 item)
Chair - home office / arm / rocking / etc.
Chest of drawers
Curtain rails / blinds
Fire (gas / electric, portable)
Garden swing (dismantled)
Heater (gas / electric, portable)
Lawnmower (electric or manual)
Mattress (single / double)
Settee / sofa bed
Snooker table (not full size)
Stereo (including speakers)
Swing Sets (dismantled)
Trolley (excluding shopping trolleys)
VCR / DVD player
We CAN'T accept
Anything containing asbestos (please refer to Hazardous Waste section below)
Agas / kitchen ranges
Aerials / satellite dishes
Bagged garden waste
Bathroom suites / sanitary ware
Commercial fridges / freezers
Gas bottles / canisters
Glass objects or mirrors
Kitchen sinks / units
Pianos / organs
Pieces of wood / rubble / stone
Pieces of piping
This list is not exhaustive. Please contact us if you are unsure whether we will collect a specific item.
Please note that some items will be classed at 3 items even if they are part of a bigger item.
3 Piece Suite equates to 3 items.
Bedstead and mattress equates to 2 items.
Divan bed base, mattress and headboard equates to 3 items.
Clinical waste collection
Clinical waste is collected from domestic premises at the request of the Health Authority.
Yellow bags are provided for this purpose; they are collected and taken for incineration, as the nature of the waste requires.
The service is free based upon a one bag per week allowance.
Clinical waste, defined in the Controlled Waste Regulations 1992, means any waste which consists wholly or partly of:
human or animal tissue;
blood or bodily fluids;
drugs or other pharmaceutical products;
swabs or dressings; or;
syringes, needles or other sharp instruments
which unless rendered safe may prove hazardous to any person coming into contact with it.
Any other waste arising from medical, nursing, dental, veterinary, pharmaceutical or similar practice, investigation, treatment, care teaching or research, or the collection of blood for transfusion, being waste which may cause infection to any person coming into contact with it.
If the waste is non hazardous, and as long as it is appropriately bagged and sealed, it is acceptable for the waste to be disposed of with household waste. This is usually the case with sanitary towels, nappies and incontinence pads which are not considered to be hazardous when they originate from a healthy population.
For CIWM Guidance click here.
Hazardous waste - Asbestos
You can hire a licensed, specialist company to remove and/or dispose of the asbestos for you, such companies advertise locally or in the Yellow Pages.
Alternatively, small quantities of ‘bonded asbestos’, arising from household maintenance and repairs, can be taken by you, the householder, to our Waste Transfer Station operated by SITA, located on the Brackmills Industrial Estate in Northampton under the Asbestos Disposal Scheme. Please telephone Brackmills Waste Transfer Station on 0121 333 2118 to arrange a disposal time.
Each individual bonded asbestos sheet / pipe must be wrapped in clear thick gauge polythene sheeting (available from DIY stores) and sealed with tape to prevent the release of dust (maximum length per piece = 1.8 metres). Depending on the type of asbestos, a charge may be incurred. This scheme is only available for asbestos from your own home and not for trade waste. Read more information about asbestos
Pull out and return or assisted collection
A ‘pull out and return' service is offered to residents of the District that are physically unable to put out their bins and boxes for collection.
If there is no one else in the household or a regular visitor or neighbour that can put the bins and boxes out for collection, then our refuse team will collect the bins and boxes from your property, empty and return them.
If everyone in the household is physically unable to move the bins and boxes to the collection point then contact us to arrange for crew members to collect your wheelie bins / boxes from your property, and then return them once they have been emptied.