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Special uplifts for bulky items

The Council provides householders with a chargeable bulky uplift service that allows for up to 5 bulky items to be collected from the kerbside (per uplift). Alternatively, you can dispose of your items at your local Recycling Centre free of charge.

Items eligible for collection include:

  • bagged waste (3 bags = 1 item)
  • bedroom furniture
  • beds
  • three piece suites
  • bikes
  • cookers
  • fridges
  • freezers
  • prams
  • washing machines
  • carpets
  • plastic or wooden garden furniture (preferably dismantled or cut in to pieces)

Please note we are not able to collect grand pianos.

Items not eligible for collection include:

  • bricks/tiles
  • building materials
  • earth and stones
  • entire bathroom suites
  • fences
  • metal garden furniture
  • garden waste
  • loose wood
  • sheds
  • tree trunks

How do I present my items for uplift?

All items must be placed at the kerbside for 7:30am on the morning of your specified uplift day. If you intend on presenting bags of waste, please make sure you double bag and leave aside for 72 hours before collection. In addition, no sharp items should be placed in bags. These measures are to protect our staff whilst handling bags of waste.

Please note we cannot uplift items from inside properties, sheds or garages.

How much will it cost and how do I pay?

The cost is from £35.00 (non-refundable) and is applied for the collection of up to 5 bulky items, in one uplift, from the kerbside. Additional items, or items not presented to the kerbside may incur an additional charge.

Booking and payment can be made through our Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476. We are currently only accepting debit / credit card payments. 

Payment must be received by 3pm the day before the collection date. 

Have you considered donating your items for reuse?

Please consider donating reusable items to local Charity Shops or Reuse projects or passing on your item by advertising it in a local shop or local paper or through an Online Exchange Network such as Freecycle or Freegle Perth.  Alternatively pass on items through the Re-use Line.

Contact details

Waste and recycling

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 476476