Before you book an uplift, why not donate your large household items you no longer need instead. If you items are still in good condition you can have them collected . Visit Recycle for Scotland website for an online form and more information on the scheme.

Book an Uplift

If your large household items are damaged or cannot be reused Waste Services operate an uplift service to help you dispose of them. We aim to pick up general household and white goods items within ten working days after receiving your payment. However this timescale is only a guide, which means it could take longer than this.

We charge £29.48 in advance for this service which can be arranged by calling the Contact Centre on 01389 738282, Monday - Thursday 9am - 4.30pm & Friday 9am - 3.30pm. This charge covers up to 10 items with an itemised list taken at the time of booking.

Over 10 Items

If you have over 10 items this will cost more.

  • We will carry out a visit to your home to assess how much this will cost and see if you want to proceed.
  • This is charged as timed work and will start at £135.48 per hour. 
  • This will also have to be paid in advance (only if you decide to proceed after the inspection)

Some of Items we will collect:

  • Beds
  • Settees (sofas)
  • Cookers
  • Fridges/Freezers (not Commercial)
  • Bicycles
  • Carpets
  • Garden furniture

Items we will not collect:

  • Asbestos
  • Car Tyres
  • Chemicals
  • Concrete Slabs
  • Commercial Waste
  • Hazardous materials
  • Industrial containers
  • Rubble/Stone/Brick
  • Sand/Soil

Where to leave your items:

Once you have requested your uplift you must ensure that:

  • All items to be uplifted are kept together and placed at the agreed collection point;
  • Bags of waste can be picked up by one person, do not contain sharp objects, hazardous material and are not overfilled
  • Planks of wood (including laminate flooring) and Branches/hedge clippings must be no longer than four feet in length. These should be either bagged or tied with string/rope
  • Carpet should be rolled up and tied with string/rope and stored in an upright position. 
  • Sofas, beds and mattresses should be covered as soaked items may not be collected on the day by Operatives due to the weight of the item

Other ways to dispose of bulky waste 

You can take any bulky items to our Household Waste Recycling Centres free of charge.