Working in partnership with Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire for a small charge, we can collect bulky household waste. Alternatively, you can get rid of these items yourself by taking them to the Household Recycling and Disposal Centre (the tip).

Bulky household items we collect

  • Bikes, pushchairs and prams
  • Children's toys and equipment. For example, playhouse, cot, highchair
  • Domestic waste - excess black bag waste. Three black sacks are equal to one individual item. The maximum number of black bags per booking is nine.  Please ensure bags are not over-packed to avoid any spillages.
  • Exercise equipment (excluding running machines)
  • Fridge/freezer - please note we are only able to accept domestic appliances. The maximum combination of fridge/freezers per booking is two, any food items must be removed prior to collection or the item will not be taken. If you have a large double-door fridge/freezer combination, please call customer services to check if the item can be taken due to excessive weight. 
  • Home furnishings (excluding mattresses) - please note each set of furniture should be recorded as individual items i.e. a table and four chairs are five items in total. Examples of items include sofa, settee, table, chair, bed base, wardrobe, chest of drawers
  • Garden furniture and small outdoor toys. For example plastic furniture, child's sandpit, swing equipment or ladders (wooden and aluminium)
  • Mattresses - please note we will not take mattresses soiled with bodily fluids. The maximum number of mattresses per booking is two.
  • Small electrical items for example TV, kettle, toaster, lamp.

Bulky household items we do not collect

  • Asbestos  
  • Builders rubble (including bricks, concrete, paving slabs and tiles)
  • Clothing
  • Gas cylinders
  • Garden waste or petrol lawnmowers
  • Pianos
  • Liquids or hazardous waste
  • Trampolines
  • Tyres
  • Fixtures and fittings - such as doors, window units, bathroom suites, kitchen units, fireplaces or surrounds and flooring including carpet / laminate
  • Bundles of wood 

Many of these items may be taken to the Household Recycling and Disposal Centre (the tip). For details on the disposal of specific items please see A-Z of rubbish and recycling or contact Customer Services.

This service is for households within the boundaries of Coventry City Council only. This service is not available to business and private landlords.

Customer Services

Open 9am–5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). If you do need to call us, please try to avoid our busiest times of lunchtime and early afternoon. Many queries relating to Council Tax, benefits or bin and bulky waste collections can be dealt with directly by logging into My Account.

Telephone: 08085 834333