Special Collections of large household items are normally made
weekly on request.
The Special Collections service is subsidised by the Council
and covers the collection of bulky items from domestic premises.
The service is £10, which covers any number of
items so long as the whole collection takes no longer than
10 minutes to load. Time in excess of this will be charged
for separately by Biffa.
All collections should be made within 7 working days of
the date of the request unless they require an additional charge in
which case an estimate will be provided within 3 working days and
the waste will be collected within 3 working days of the fee being
Below are examples of approximate fees for a load these fees will
vary depending on quantity and the number of items :
Each area will have a specific day for bulky waste collection
to find your special collection day click on the link
Items for collection must remain on your own property (not in
a back street or on a highway) but must be accessible. Items
will be collected within 8 days of your request, on a specific day
for your area. Find out the collection day for your area
When requesting a collection, you will need to list all items
to be collected and where they will be. Any items not on the
list will not be collected. This is to prevent items being
taken in error. You must provide a contact name and phone
number in case a query arises.
This subsidised service is not available for trade
We do not collect rubble, building waste, bricks, concrete,
batteries, cans of paint or oil. Asbestos and Plasterboard are
designated as special waste materials and arrangements for their
collection can be made by contacting one of the companies in Yellow
Fridges, Freezers and TV's
Special Collections may include Fridges, Freezers and
TV's. For safety reasons, these should have the plug &
cable cut off as close to the body of the appliance as possible,
all shelves and drawers from fridges and freezers should be removed
and the door taped shut.
These items will normally be collected on Fridays.
Sometimes, if demand is high, they may not be collected until
N.B. Other items will not be collected at the same time as a
Fridge, Freezer or TV.
Arranging a Special Collection
Please note that our contractor requires access to the special
collection items from 7am on the specified collection day
Request a Special Collection now
Payment for Special Collections will taken from the Council's
Secure Payment Site provided by Academy. More
information on the Online Payment Service.
A Bulky Garden Waste collection is also
available this is free if the items take less than 20 minutes to
load but there will be a small charge for larger collections.
Request a Bulky Garden Waste Collection on-line.
Please note that our contractor requires access to the bulky
garden waste items from 7am on the specified collection day
If you do not want to use the on-line facility then you may
arrange and make payments for Special Collections by:
- credit/debit card by ringing 01229 876487
- by credit/debit card, cheque or postal order by calling into
the Town Hall
- Payment can be made at a Post Office using an Allpay card, but
you must ring 01229 876487 to make arrangements for a card to be
Please note that Barrow Borough Council no longer
accepts payment in cash.
Please do remember to provide full details of your address and
a full description of the items to be collected and their