Bulky Household Items

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bulky household items, bulky waste, furniture,

If it's in good condition, bulky household items could be sold online, taken to a charity shop or given away on websites like Freecycle (opens in a new window) or Freegle (opens in a new window). Some local authorities and charities might even collect reusable items from your home. Please note that any furniture containing upholstery needs to have a fire label on it, or it cannot be reused - see Reuse Network website page (opens in a new window).

If you have a large electrical item, visit our recycling electrical items (opens in new window) page to find out how to reuse or recycle it.

You can make use of your local council's bulky collection service (open in a new window), but there can be a charge for the bulky waste collection services. You can also take bulky items to one of north London’s reuse and recycling centres (RRCs) (opens in a new window). If it is reusable, it will be put aside and sold in our reuse shop, Second Time Around. If not reusable, it will be recycled where possible.