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Rubbish Clearance & Bulky Waste Collection Windsor, Maidenhead and Surrey

24 April 2021

Looking for bulky waste collection in Windsor, Maidenhead, Woking or Surrey area? This article covers everything you wanted to know about the options for disposing of bulky waste and junk in the Surrey, Windsor & Maidenhead area, including:

  • Reuse options  
  • Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey Council bulky waste collection service  
  • Man & van rubbish clearance collectors, with examples and prices 
  • Skip hire providers, skip hire prices and local skip permit fees
  • Tips/ HWRCs / civic amenity sites for Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey residents 
  • Interesting rubbish statistics for Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey council


1. Reuse options in Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey

The most eco-friendly (and cheapest) way to dispose of something is to donate it for reuse. You can give stuff to an individual directly or to reuse charities (who then give it to someone in need or sell it and use the proceeds for their charitable cause). Remember, if you want to donate upholstered furniture to a charity, it requires a fire safety certificate. 

Donate to a Person 

Assuming a friend or relative doesn’t want the item, the simplest way to donate is to list it on LoveJunk and tick the ‘reusable’ box. This notifies reusers based in Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey and, if someone wants it, they will send you an offer via our app to pick it up. The process is super easy and free.



Reuse Charities in Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey 

Below is a list of local reuse organisations that take bulky waste collections in Windsor, as well as the wider Surrey area that either resell or give items directly to people in need.  

Note these businesses cannot accept any sort of upholstered furniture without an EU fire safety label. If you don’t find any other reuse solution, check out our furniture removal guides individually for Windsor, Maidenhead or Surrey.


2. Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey council bulky item collection service

All councils offer householders (not businesses) a bulky or special item waste collection service alongside the scheduled domestic refuse collection.  The service does take longer and is less flexible (typical wait time is at least a week and often several weeks) in comparison with private waste removal companies and is limited to non-DIY waste. So if time is of the essence or your junk includes lots of messy rubbish from your garden or home improvement, then you’ll need to consider other options. 

Below are the prices councils in Windsor, Maidenhead and Surrey areas for collection of a single bulky item (eg. sofa, mattress or fridge) or a combination of all three.

Local authority Single Combo
Elmbridge £30 £40
Epsom and Ewell £42.50 £42.50
Guildford £65 £65
Mole Valley £42 £53
Reigate and Banstead £30 £90
Runnymede £60 £60
Spelthorne £55 £55
Surrey Heath £10 £40
Tandridge £51 £51
Waverley £39 £64
Windsor and Maidenhead £36 £48
Woking £33 £53


Cost of Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey council bulky waste collection service 

Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey council charges: 

      • £36.00 to collect 1 item
      • £41.00 to collect 2 items
      • £48.00 to collect 3 items
      • £36.00 to collect a fridge/freezer

Other information about the council bulky service:

Response time:  typical wait times are 2 – 3 weeks

Concessions: for those in receipt of housing benefits a reduced fee is available

Appliances: they collect electrical items but not American style fridges/freezers

DIY/ home improvement waste: the service does not cover any DIY style, home improvement waste 

Internal collections: they will only collect items from outside the front of your property with easy access

Garden waste: no garden waste is collected 

More details: full details of Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey’s bulky waste collection service, including how to book, can be found here.


3. Use a private licensed man & van waste collector

If you cannot donate your item and don’t wish to or cannot use the council bulky collection service, then you will probably need a licensed man & van rubbish collector.  

Like the council service, a man and van waste contractor visits the property, loads up the junk, and takes it away for disposal. The main differences to the council’s service are speed (private collectors can respond much faster), labour (they will collect from anywhere inside or outside the home), and type of waste (they can take all types including things like rubble and garden waste).  

The cost of a private man and van collection depends on the type and amount of waste and when you need it removed. For lots of examples of man & van rubbish collections with prices, see the LoveJunk Rubbish Removal Price Gallery.


Find cheapest bulky waste collector in Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey

To easiest way to find the cheapest licensed man & van waste collector for your rubbish in Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey today is to use the LoveJunk waste removal and junk reuse marketplace. Just tap the green button below.

LoveJunk guarantees all collectors are properly licensed and insured and provide full details of where your waste ends up and how much avoids going landfill. That is why LoveJunk is recommended so widely by councils.



4. Example Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey man & van bulky waste collection prices

Small two-seater couch sofabed, £40

Garden cuttings, £75

Bath removal, £30

Sofa set removal, £100

Carpet and underlay disposal, £65

Mattress and three piece sofa, £105


5. Skip hire in Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey region

If you’ve got a large amount of rubbish, particularly if it contains a significant proportion of heavy, messy material like soil, bricks, rubble, sand, carpet tiles, or ceramic tiles – then you could hire a skip. 

  • Pros – good to contain very messy DIY/trade waste, jobs where you’re generating waste as you go, no real weight restrictions (whereas man & van normally limited to 1 tonne be load)
  • Cons – expensive, other people chuck their rubbish in it when you’re not watching! waiting times for delivery/organising permits, prohibited items

If you have smaller amounts of very heavy waste, an alternative is a hippo bag collection, particularly if you don’t think you have enough waste to fill a skip. Hippo bags come in three sizes (1 yard, 1.5 yards and 4.5 yards). For more info read our Hippo Bag & Alternative Guide.

Skip hire prices 

According to our research, the average cost of hiring 6-yard builders skip located off-road (ie. on your driveway) in the Surrey and Windsor areas is around £250 -£290 including VAT

Skip permits and Bay suspensions 

Additional charges apply if the skip is located on the road. You will need a skip permit – which costs £85 (for the first week, and £23 for every week after) from the council and if it’s a Controlled Parking Zone, possibly also parking suspension fees.  Note normally the skip operator organises these extra and adds it to your bill.

Local skip hire companies   

Fowles Haulage
Chessington Skip Hire
Savetime Skip Company
Taurus Waste
A & J Skips
Lanza Group
Aymer Transport Builder & Skip Hire
Langley Skip Hire Ltd
P G Tippers Skip & Grab Hire
Curley Skip Hire Ltd
Skip Sack Ltd
777 Demolition & Haulage Co. Ltd
Leonard Skips
Chamber Waste Management PLC
R Collard
J & J Franks
Cox Skips


6. Drive to your local HWRC

Assuming you have a car and can fit your junk in it and have the time and muscles to do it, then you can always take bulky rubbish to your local tip aka HWRC or a Civic Amenity Site and dispose of it for free. There are plenty of HWRC’s in the Surrey region. Below is a map showing nearest household waste recycling centres for Surrey residents.

Map of Windsor, Maidenhead and Surrey tips

map of council tips in Windsor and maidenhead


List of nearest household waste recycling centres for Surrey residents: 

  1. Bagshot – Swift Lane, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5NJ. Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday – 8am to 4pm, Wednesday to Friday – closed. Weekends – 9am to 4pm.
  2. Camberley – Wilton Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 2QW. Opening hours: Monday – 8am to 4pm. Tuesday – closed. Wednesday to Friday – 8am to 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  3. Caterham – Chaldon Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5PG. Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday – 8am to 4pm. Thursday – closed.  Friday – 8am to 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  4. Cranleigh – Elmbridge Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8JX. Opening hours: Monday – 8am to 4pm. Tuesday to Friday – closed. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  5. Dorking – Ranmore Road, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1TL. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday – closed. Friday – 8am to 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  6. Earlswood – Horley Road, Earlswood, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6PN. Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  7. Epsom – Blenheim Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9DL.  Opening hours: Monday – 8am to 4pm. Tuesday and Wednesday – closed. Thursday and Friday 8am – 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  8. Farnham – Bourne Mill, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9PS. Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday – 8am to 4pm. Thursday and Friday – closed. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  9. Guildford – Moorfield Road, Slyfield Green Industrial Estate, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1RU. Opening hours: Monday – 8am to 4pm. Tuesday and Wednesday – closed. Thursday and Friday – 8am to 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  10. Leatherhead – Randalls Road, Leatherhead. Surrey KT22 0BA. Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  11. Lyne – Lyne Lane, Lyne, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0AR. Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday – 8am to 4pm. Thursday and Friday – closed. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  12. Shepperton – Charlton Lane, Shepperton, Surrey, TW17 8QA. Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm. Saturday – 8am to 4pm. Sunday – 9am to 4pm
  13. Warlingham – Bond Road, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9SD. Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday – closed. Thursday and Friday – 8am to 4pm. Saturday – 9am to 4pm
  14. Witley – Petworth Road, Witley, Surrey, GU8 5QW. Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm
  15. Woking – Martyrs Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5NJ. Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 8am to 4pm. Weekends – 9am to 4pm


Useful additional info:

  • Booking: You must book a time slot if you wish to visit by vehicle, bike or on foot
  • Photo identification: You must bring proof that you live in Lambeth; full or provisional UK driving licence, utility bill, bank or building society statement, council tax bill or mortgage or benefit statement, all must be dated within the last 3 months
  • Help unloading: Site staff cannot help unless you have proof of a disability  



7. Rubbish statistics for Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey

In 2021, there were 2034 reported instances of fly-tipping in Windsor & Maidenhead. That figure equates to 13 fly-tips per 1000 residents and 3 fly-tips per 100 households, based on a population of 151,273 and 161,700households respectively. To see how Windsor and Maidenhead & compare to other councils and the rest of the country, read our analysis of Fly-tipping in England and Fly-tipping in London.    


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