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How to dispose of rubbish in Solihull

8 December 2022

Advice and info on how to dispose of rubbish & bulky waste in Solihull

Are you looking for advice about how to dispose of rubbish in Solihull? This guide covers all the ways you can dispose of or donate your bulky waste in Solihull and how to choose the best one for your waste. Bulky waste is anything too big for your wheelie bins such as a sofa, other furniture, appliances or DIY type waste like rubble.

The key sections in this article are:

  1. Reuse options in Solihull
  2. Solihull council bulky waste collection service
  3. Man & Van collectors, including how to find a good one plus example prices
  4. Skip hire Solihull plus local providers, prices and permit fees
  5. Local recycling centres in Solihull


1. Reuse options in Solihull

Could somebody else reuse your unwanted items? Why not look at your options to donate? The great thing about reusing is that most ways to do this are completely free. There are lots of reuse options to choose from in Solihull. 

Below are some popular reuse charities and social enterprises in and around Solihull that accept second hand furniture, appliances and other larger items:

Reuse organisation Address
Recon Solihull 240 Lyndon Rd, Solihull B92 7QW, United Kingdom
The ReUsers shop, Sutton Coldfield ReUsers, Norris Way, Sutton Coldfield, B75 7BB
UpCycle Birmingham Upcycle Birmingham Shop

Unit 1, 4 High Street, Castle Vale, B35 7PR

Upcycle Birmingham Warehouse

St Gerards Church Centre, Yatesbury Avenue, Castle Vale, Birmingham, B35 6JT

CT Furniture Birmingham - Northfield 780-784, Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2NN


If you have an item that could be repaired, try Solihull Repair Cafe. The address is 26 Richmond Rd, Solihull, B92 7RR.

Tip: to donate any upholstered (fabric) furniture to charity you need to make sure fire labels are still attached. If not - not to worry! Check out Furniture Removal Solihull.


Reuse websites

There are various websites online dedicated to reuse. As a general rule, no money is exchanged - everything is free! These are great ways to both give away and find pre-loved items. 

For full details on how to set up and use it, check out our Ultimate Guide to Freecycle.



2. Solihull council bulky waste collection service

Solihull council offers a bulky waste collection service for items that don’t fit in your bins. They can collect up to 10 items per booking. 

The council can collect furniture, white goods, appliances and generally larger items with exceptions. They cannot collect DIY type waste and extremely large, heavy or glass items. It also excludes garden waste.:

Note - you can dispose of your hazardous waste at Bickenhill Household Waste Recycling Centre, but you will need to apply for a permit


Cost of the collection service & more details

1 item £20
2-5 items £30
6-10 items £40

Reponse time: if slots are available, you can book up to one working day before your collection. 

Concessions: 25% discount for those receiving benefits. 

More details: for full terms and conditions to the bulky waste service, read here

Book your bulky waste collection with Solihull council here. You need to register an account with an address in Solihull to qualify. 

solihull council bulky waste collection recommends lovejunk


3. Licensed man and van waste collectors

An alternative to the council service is to hire a licensed man & van rubbish collector. There are a few advantages to using man & van companies:

  • Faster response times (useful if you need something gone urgently)
  • Able to collect most types of waste (excluding hazardous - find a specialist for this)
  • Collections from inside or outside properties (helpful if you can’t lift or move items yourself)

Top tip! Always check that they have a license from the Environment Agency and public liability insurance. Avoid fly tipping and potential fines thanks to cowboy operators!


Cheapest licensed bulky waste collector in Solihull

Find local, fully licensed waste collection businesses in Solihull with LoveJunk marketplace. Getting rid of your items is easy: just snap a picture of your unwanted stuff, choose a time and publish your listing. A nearby licensed waste carrier or reuser gives a free quote to take it away. Pay after collection (no cash required!) and receive full disposal confirmation to your inbox. No fly tipping guaranteed, and LoveJunk is recommended by Solihull council.



Examples of man & van rubbish removal prices in Solihull

Man & van collections tend to cost more than the council. The exact cost depends on the type and amount of waste, as well as the date and time you want it collected. Use LoveJunk's Rubbish Removal Prices comparison tool to see the latest, real-time jobs around the country. Below are examples of jobs from Solihull.


Sofa, £50

Sofa + pullout bed, £60

Builders rubble, hippo bag, planks, £100

Garden waste, £150

5 part sofa, £100

Tumble dryer + bottles, £35


4. Skip hire Solihull

Skips are useful if you have messy waste or rubble to dispose of. Unlike man & van collectors, though, you'll need to load the skip yourself. Skip prices are fixed so it doesn't matter how full or empty the skip is, you'll pay the same. It's usually much more expensive to hire a skip because of additional permit and license fees. 

Solihull skip hire companies

We recommend local licensed companies when looking to hire a skip. Here are some of the main skip hire companies operating in Solihull:

C&R Lewis Skip Hire Solihull 0333 355 3222
Skip Hire Solihull 0121 769 0713
Shirley Skip Hire 0800 072 3731


Skip hire prices in Solihull

Typical skip hire prices (including VAT) for a mixed general waste skip in Solihull. Prices reflect a hire period of 14 days. They do not include the cost of necessary skip permits or parking bay suspensions.

Builder skip: 6-8 cubic yard skip @ £280-£300

Maxi skip: 10-12 cubic yard skip @ £360


Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions

You will need a skip permit license to place a skip on the road in Solihull (as opposed to on your drive, for example), and (if you live in one) a controlled parking zone (CPZ) suspension permit. Have a look at our Guide to Skip Permits and Bay Suspensions for more information regarding skip permits.

Skip license Solihull: £71 for 30 days

CPZ Bay Suspension in Solihull: Free up to 5 days. £10 per week once you need the permit for over 5 days.

Your skip hire company will sort out the skip permit. However, you will need to apply for a parking suspension permit and you can do that here.


5. Solihull recycling centre

The tip in Solihull is located at Bickenhill Household Waste and Recycling Centre, Coventry Road, Solihull, B92 0DY. You must be a resident in Solihull to use it and you need to book an appointment to dispose of any items there. 


Map of Solihull tip

solihull recycling centre location map



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