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If a large or bulky item is beyond reuse, we can collect it from your home and dispose of it for free. Collections must be booked well in advance. Book a collection online now.
Dumping unwanted household goods makes Medway untidy and is
illegal. There are many ways to get rid of your unwanted household
There are many charities and organisations that are able to take
what you no longer want or need and give them a new home.
Neighbourhood Furniture Store (NFS)
NFS is a furniture recycling scheme,
based in Swale, that re-uses quality second-hand furniture for
the benefit of people who cannot afford to buy new furniture for
their homes. Call NFS on 01795 478550 or visit
arrange free collection but make sure:
NFS is a working charity and will ask for a £2 voluntary
Abacus Furniture Project
Furniture Project (part of the registered charity West Kent
Extra) is a new scheme setup at our household waste and recycling centres, where your
unwanted second hand items are collected and sold at low cost at
their store in Cuxton Road, Strood. Abacus also offer to collect
from your home free of charge by calling 01634
For more information please visit our dedicated re-use page.
RE-Computers work very closely with Computer Aid
International, providing professionally refurbished equipment of
the highest quality from its workshop, which is run to help people
who are unemployed but who have difficulties in gaining employment.
If need to dispose of any of the following, phone Re-Computers on
- plasma or flat screen televisions;
- other electronic office equipment.
You could also find your unwanted items a new home by
advertising with the following internet-based reuse and recycling
Electrical and electronic items are no longer
accepted as part of our bulky collection service.
Residents of Medway can now have any electrical item (big
or small) collected from their household free of charge simply
by calling 01795 434126 Monday to Friday, from 9am
to 5pm or email email@example.com. For more
information please see our WEEE
Bulky collection service
The council will collect up to three items per collection. Items
must be left at the boundary of your property by
7am on the booked collection day. The
first collection booked in any 12-month period is
free but each additional booking (of up to three
items) costs £18 per booking. An express service
is available for collection within 48 hours at a cost of
Items eligible as part of the councils bulky collection service
- baths (not cast iron);
- central heating radiators;
- chests of drawers;
- dining room chairs (two items);
- garden chairs (two items);
- garden gates;
- garden tables;
- gas fires;
- internal doors (without glass)
- ironing boards;
- shower trays;
- tables (not glass);
- wall units;
- wardrobes (not mirrored)
- worktops, up to 6ft (1.83m).
Please note. If booking a bed for collection, this will be
counted as two items, a bed frame and
Please use the contact details at the foot of this page if you
- change your booking date or the item to be collected;
- inform the council that your item was not picked up.
If you are unable to get to a waste site and you have too many
bulky items for collection, you may need to hire a skip or contact
a licensed waste company.
Remember, electrical and electronic items are no longer
accepted as part of our bulky collection service, however
these can still be collected free of charge from your household.
For more information please see our WEEE page.
Any booked and paid-for collections that are not cancelled by
4pm the day before the collection date will still be charged for
and no refunds will be made. Any booked free collections that are
not cancelled by 4pm the day before the collection date will be
counted as a free collection within the 12-month period.
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