Bulky Household Items

Recycling Centres

From February 2018 charges apply for disposing of some types of rubbish at our household recycling sites including rubble, hardcore, soil, ceramics, plasterboard and tyres. Please see LCC chargesleaflet for a full list of items, charges and how to pay.

bullky household waste

If you cannot get to a Recycling Site Leeds City Council provide:

How to get rid of unwanted items 

Book a collection service

If you are unable to get rid of your items in the above ways and you are prepared to wait for up to 3 weeks, we offer a limited service to remove items from homes. This will be chargeable at a subsidised rate of £20.00 for up to 4 items.

Please check the Downloads’ section for further information.

Dependant on your type of waste, you may wish to consider the following:

• Can your furniture be used by someone else?

• Do your electrical items still work?

• Can your small items be donated to a local charity?


The quickest and easiest way to get rid of your unwanted items is to donate them.

Donate to Charity 

Some charities and organisations will collect your large unwanted items free of charge as long as the items are still in working order. Taking your smaller unwanted items such as CDs and books to local charity shops will also help these charities undertake their work.

Reuse groups are voluntary organisations set up to benefit the local community and the environment. They often provide free collection of good quality materials such as furniture, paint or wood that might otherwise have been sent to landfill. Donated goods are repaired and then sold at minimal cost or given to disadvantaged people.

For more information and a list of organisations to contact please click the link to visit the  Leeds City Council – unwanted items page.

Recycling Sites

You can take unwanted items to Recycling Sites – click to view a list of local sites and opening times. Containers are available to place items for either donation to local charity, recycling or disposal.


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