Renfrewshire Council

Special uplift: collection of waste household items

Ask for a collection of waste household items and rubbish from your home, such as cookers, fridges and furniture.

Arrange a special uplift of waste items from your home

When you request a special uplift, you must list all the items to be collected. We won't collect items that aren't listed.

If you're a Renfrewshire Council tenant, have your rent reference number ready when booking a collection.

Arrange a collection of bulky waste items from your home.

We can only collect uplifts of 1 to 20 items and white goods.

However, you can also bin waste items for free at our recycling centres

How much it costs

Special uplifts fees
Domestic 1 to 20 items£37.15
Ground clearances£88.00
Commercial special uplift£88.00
Clearing of bulk bin areas (price per area) £47.55
White goods (per item)£37.15

Please note: once you've made your payment, we cannot make a refund.

Renfrewshire Council tenants get two free uplifts per year.

Commercial waste services

If you are a business premises, find out about commercial waste collections and costs.

When the items will be collected

We'll collect your items as soon as possible within 14 days.

Our guidelines

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Bags of material, like rubble or garden waste, must be capable of being carried by 1 person.
  • Put the items in a place that we can easily get to them, making sure they are safe and tidy and that sharp, or broken, items are wrapped in newspaper or similar.
  • Carpets and similar items should be cut and, where possible, covered with plastic to stop them getting saturated with water.
  • Trees and branches should be bundled and tied together and cut to 4 feet in length, or shorter.
  • Fridges and freezers should have their doors removed or turned in a position that would prevent a child getting access. Please note: these items are recyclable and are uplifted separately.
  • Hazardous, clinical or toxic waste will not be picked up. Phone 0300 300 0300 to find out how to dispose this.