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How to dispose of bulky rubbish in Haringey

18 February 2022

5 ways to get rid of bulky rubbish in Haringey

Your ultimate resource to Haringey bulky waste collection and rubbish clearance. Bulky items are anything that won't fit in your regular wheelie bins, such as a sofa, other items of furniture or appliances, for example. This guide covers:

  1. Reuse options  
  2. Council bulky waste collection service in Haringey 
  3. Rubbish clearance collectors - man & van - with examples and prices 
  4. Skip hire providers, skip hire prices and local skip permit fees
  5. HWRCs / tips / civic amenity sites for Haringey residents 


1. Reuse options in Haringey

Unless the item is beyond repair, the cheapest and most eco-friendly way to dispose of something is to donate it for reuse. You can either give your stuff to someone within your network for free. Or you could find a local reuse charity. 

Donate to a Person 

Assuming a friend or relative doesn't want the item, a simple and cost-effective way to donate is to list the item on LoveJunk and tick the 'reusable' box. This notifies reusers based in or around your location, and, as a result, if the item catches a reusers eye, they will then send you an offer via the LoveJunk app to pick it up. Again, the process is free and super easy.

Charities and organisations for Reuse in Haringey

Below is a list of local Haringey Reuse charities and organisations that collect furniture and large working appliances for free. 

Reuse Orgs Address
BHF 436 Holloway Road, Islington, London, UK, N7 6QA
Bright Sparks 176 Seven Sisters Rd, Finsbury Park, London, N7 7PX
Charity Shop Furniture Store 191 Park Ln, London, N17 0HJ
Helping Hand Haringey 27 Somewhere St, NW17 1QU
Home Start Haringey 100 Tower Gardens Rd, London, N17 7QA
Reaching Out To All CIC 446 Green Lanes, London, N13 5XD
Marie Curie 489 Green Lanes, Harringay Ladder, London, N4 1AL
Mary's Living and Giving 155 Stoke Newington Church St, London, N16 0UH
Pram Depot UNIT 3, Clarendon Yards, Coburg Rd, London N22 6TZ


Tip: If you have upholstered furniture without fire labels, consider other reuse options. If you don't find a reuser, check out Furniture Removal Haringey.



2. Council bulky item collection service in Haringey

The council in Haringey offers residents a collection service for bulky items. However, the service is not available to local businesses or tradespeople. Regarding the full details of Haringey's bulky waste collection service, including how to book, please see below.

Cost of Haringey council bulky waste collection service 

Charges for Haringey council bulky waste collection service: 

  • £20.00 to collect 1 - 4 items 
  • £10.00 for extra items

Additional information:

  • Response time:  typical wait times are 2 - 3 weeks
  • Concessions:  no concessions available 
  • Appliances: council collects appliances but not American style fridges
  • DIY/ home improvement waste: does not cover any rubble, bricks, stonework, cement, paint, plasterboard or home improvement waste 
  • Internal collections: the team starts work at 6.30 am, so most importantly, ensure that your items are presented and ready by this time
  • Garden waste: garden waste collections are accepted

More details: despite this comprehensive list, for full details of Haringey's bulky waste collection service, click here


3. Use a private licensed man & van waste collector

If you can't use the council bulky waste collection service or donate your item, you will most likely need a licensed man & van rubbish collector. 

The main differences between man and van waste collectors and the council's bulky collection service are the following three points. Firstly, speed is a significant factor, as a private man and van waste collector can respond much faster than the council. Secondly, labour, as collectors will collect from anywhere inside or outside the home, and lastly, types of waste, as private waste collectors can take all kinds of junk, including rubble and garden waste.

Check any waste collector who offers to take your waste has a license with the Environment Agency and public liability insurance. This is to avoid cowboy operators who only want to pocket your money and fly tip the waste. 


Cheapest bulky waste collector in Haringey

Use the LoveJunk Marketplace to find a local, fully licensed and insured man & van waste removal business in Haringey. All you need to do is post a picture of your waste to receive no obligation quotes from fully licensed waste collectors. Choose the best price (or the free reuse option if you get one!) and rest assured that no fly tipping is guaranteed, and 98% of waste collected via LoveJunk avoids landfill. We've done all the hard work of making sure any collectors using our platform have the correct licenses and documentation, so you don't have to! We are also widely recommended by councils. 



Examples of man & van collections & prices in Haringey

Private man and van collection costs depends on the type and amount of waste and when you need it removed. LoveJunk's rubbish removal prices gallery shows the most current jobs with photos and match times. Below are some examples of rubbish removal jobs in Haringey.


Cardboard boxes and packaging, £70

Metal bath with various junk, £60

Large three seater habitat sofa, £65

2 seater sofa, £55

Household waste for disposal, £50

Vintage lighting, £10

4. Skip hire in Haringey

Another means of Haringey rubbish clearance is skip hire. Skips are helpful if, for example, you have lots of cumbersome, messy waste and would like to contain it all in one place. But, unlike a man & van collection, you need to load the skip yourself, and the price is fixed regardless of how much you fill it. Skip hire is also significantly more expensive than using a man & van waste collector because of the permits and license fees on top. For a look at skip hire in greater detail, please read our Ultimate Guide to Skip Hire for more information.

Local skip hire companies 

In general, it is good to use a licensed skip hire company that serves your local area. Here are some of the local skip hire companies within the borough of Haringey.

Skip Hire Haringey
Town Skips & Grab Hire
JunkBunk LTD
Cheap Skip Hire Wood Green

Skip hire prices in Haringey

Below you'll find the typical skip hire prices (including VAT) for mixed general waste in Haringey but to clarify, these figures do not include skip permits or parking bay suspension fees.

Builder skip: 6 – 8 cubic yard skip @ £260 - £280 

Maxi skip: 10 - 12 cubic yard skip @ £350 - £370

Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions 

If you want to place a skip on the road, you will definitely need a skip permit license and possibly a CPZ parking suspension. For more information regarding skip permits, take a look at our Guide to Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions.

Skip License Haringey: £87.45 for 28 days

CPZ Bay Suspension: £26.35 per day

Here is a link to the Haringey council website for skip permits:


5. Tips & HWRCs in the Haringey area

If you have means of transport (and the muscle!), a cheap way to dispose of your bulky waste is by taking your junk to your local council tip. However, council tips are only available to residents, not businesses. Below is a map of the council tip in Haringey. 

A map of Haringey tips

map of councils tips in haringey

Address and hours: 

  • Reuse and recycling centre Haringey - Western Road, N22 6UG
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm

Useful additional info:

  • Booking: You must book a time slot if you wish to visit by vehicle, bike or on foot. You can book a space for a minimum of 24 hours in advance and up to two weeks ahead
  • Photo identification: Only for vans 
  • Unloading: Site staff cannot help overall unless you have proof of a disability  
  • Vans: Proof of residency, such as a utility bill, is an essential requirement for van bookings
  • Rules: Trade (commercial) waste is not accepted



Thanks for reading! We hope you found our How to Dispose of Bulky Rubbish in Haringey guide useful. You might also like our comprehensive guide to rubbish removal How to Dispose of Rubbish.


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