Bulky waste collections

New costs for collecting bulky waste items have been introduced and residents can now pay for the service over the phone.

The special collection service is available for residents who wish to dispose of items that are too large or heavy to fit into their black bin.

Previously there was one set charge for up to five items, but now the cost is £5 per item, with a minimum charge of £15. A maximum of seven items is allowed per collection.

Example of item units:

  • table plus four chairs is five items
  • three piece suite is three items
  • bed base and mattress is two items
  • wardrobe is one item (bundle as one if dismantled or broken).

It’s important to dispose of your waste correctly and by using a licensed waste carrier. People offering to collect things cheaply on social media may not be genuine, and your waste could end up being fly-tipped. If evidence leads back to you, you’ll be the one in trouble for not checking the person taking the waste was properly licensed.

A free service is available for residents who are registered disabled or households where the sole occupants are pensioners (limited to two per year per household).

To arrange a bulky waste collection, contact environmental services on 01753 475111 option 4. 

Help us to recycle

Recycling items into the correct bin helps prevent more items from going into landfill and is better for the environment.

Different areas accept different items in their recycling – so it’s important to look into what you can put in your red bin in Slough, compared to your friend in the Royal Borough, for example.

Yes please

Items should be put in your bin clean, dry and loose.

  • Cardboard food boxes and egg cartons (flattened).
  • Drink cans and food tins.
  • Glass jars and bottles (rinse and remove lids).
  • Paper, magazines, newspapers and catalogues.
  • Plastic drinks, shampoo and washing up liquid bottles.
  • Toilet or kitchen roll inner cardboard.
  • Wrapping paper.

No thanks

If your red bin contains any of the following, it may not be emptied.

  • Aerosols*.
  • Batteries.
  • Bin liners, sacks, plastic bags or cling film.
  • Food trays, yoghurt pots and margarine tubs.
  • Food waste (some food waste you can compost).
  • Green waste (use your green bin or you can compost).
  • Hazardous waste*.
  • Liquids.
  • Metal objects*.
  • Milk and juice cartons*.
  • Nappies.
  • Shredded paper or polystyrene.
  • Textiles (use your local recycle bring bank).
  • Toys (if in good condition, use your local charity shop).

*These can be recycled at Chalvey Household Waste Recycling Centre.

For more information on our black, red and green bins, including bin collection dates, visit the council's website.


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