Additional waste collections

Bulky waste collections

If your unwanted household items are in good condition please consider donating them to The Furniture Hub.

A bulky waste collection service is offered by the Council (undertaken by West Northamptonshire Norse), allowing people to arrange for unwanted large and bulky items of household furniture or appliances to be collected from outside their home.

The items you wish to dispose of will be collected on the arranged collection day and should be left at the kerbside for collection by 6:30am on 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 two working days before collection.

Neither the Council, nor West Northamptonshire Norse shall be liable for any incident, damage or accident, however caused, arising from the exercise of the Council, West Northamptonshire Norse or any other organisation working on their behalf, through its 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.

  • Please note this service is for residential properties only - if you are a business requiring collection of large or bulky items, you will can contact West Northamptonshire Norse for a commercial waste collection quote.


How to arrange a collection of large/bulky items:

  • Please phone us on 0300 126 7000

The charges for this service are as follows:

  • £25 (inc VAT) for up to three items
  • £40 (inc VAT) for up to six items


What we CAN accept

Baby cot

Baby bath


Bed / bed base

Bedside cabinet




Carpet (rolled up)

Carpet underlay (rolled up)

Chair - dining room (4 chairs = 1 item)

Chair - home office / arm / rocking / etc.

Chest of drawers

Coffee table

Cooker / Oven

Computer Monitors

Curtain rails / blinds



Dressing table

Exercise bike

Fire (gas / electric, portable)

Fridge/Freezer (domestic)

Garden bench

Garden swing (dismantled)

Garden table


Heater (gas / electric - portable)

Lawnmower (electric or manual)

Mattress (single / double)


Rowing machine

Sofa / sofa bed

Shelving unit

Slide (dismantled)

Snooker table (not full size)

Standard lamp

Step ladders

Stereo (including speakers)

Sun lounger

Swing Sets (dismantled)


Trolley (excluding shopping trolleys)


Tumble dryer

Vacuum cleaner/hoover

VCR / DVD player


Washing machine

Water butt


What we CANNOT accept

Anything containing asbestos (please see Hazardous Waste section below)

Agas / kitchen ranges

Aerials / satellite dishes

Bagged garden waste

Bathroom suites / sanitary ware



Commercial fridges / freezers


Fence panels


Garden ponds

Gas bottles / canisters

Glass objects or mirrors

Kitchen sinks / units

Petrol lawnmowers

Pianos / organs

Pieces of wood / rubble / stone

Pieces of piping




Water tanks

Please note

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 three items even if they are part of a bigger item.

For example:

  • 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

  • excretions

  • drugs or other pharmaceutical products

  • swabs or dressings

  • 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.

Download guidance on this from the Chartered Institute of Waste Management

Please contact us  if you want to arrange a clinical waste collection.

Hazardous waste - asbestos

You can hire a licensed, specialist company to remove and/or dispose of the asbestos for you, such companies can be found online.

Alternatively, small quantities of ‘bonded asbestos’, arising from household maintenance and repairs, can be taken by you, the householder, to the 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. 

Pull out and return / 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 bins 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 from your property, and then return them once they have been emptied.  

Please contact us  if you wish to arrange a pull out and return or assisted waste collection.

Commercial waste collections

West Northamptonshire Norse can offer a waste collection service for any business operating within the District.

Find out more about Commercial waste collections on the West Northamptonshire Norse website