Before putting any bulky items outside, please leave them in the house and consider whether they can be reused.

National re-use line

National re-use line is a service that puts you in contact with re-use organisations that can collect from your area. Allowing you to pass on household items to be used again. The re-use line works with community based re-use organisations, local authorities and partners across Scotland to provide you with the contact details of the re-use organisations that can collect from your area.

For more information on the re-use organisations that can collect from where you live, please visit the National re-use line.

What can and can't be collected by the National re-use line?


  • Sofas and armchairs (fire regulation tags must be attached)
  • Beds and mattresses (fire regulation tags must be attached)
  • Wardrobes and chest of drawers
  • Dining furniture
  • Fridges and freezers (no food), electric cookers, washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Bicycles


  • Items which are soiled, ripped, damaged or not working
  • Items that have been left outside
  • No fire labels on fabric/material items
  • Gas appliances of any kind
  • Bulky style televisions
  • Large wall units
  • Fridge Freezer containing food

These items will be collected from inside your property. You will need to contact each re-use organisation to see what they will accept.

What is the National re-use line?

The National re-use line is funded by Zero Waste Scotland and ensures that you can find an alternative way to dispose your unwanted items, whilst helping your local community and reducing the volume of waste sent to landfill. Through this service, the Council and Zero Waste Scotland aim to encourage householders to donate their unwanted re-usable items by contacting a re-use organisation that can collect you’re your area. Simply visit Zero Waste Scotland to find who collects from your area.

Why use the National re-use line?

  • It's a collection service for re-usable items which is often free.
  • You'll be benefiting your local community and charitable organisations by supporting employment and volunteering opportunities.
  • You'll be helping to reduce the amount of items being sent to landfill, reducing the environmental impact of waste.

Our bulky uplift service

We offer a service to collect bulky household items that are too big to fit into a wheeled bin, black box, cannot be transported to one of our recycling centres or donated through the National re-use phone line.

How much does it cost?

From 01 April 2019 bulky uplifts will be charged at £30 per uplift. We will accept a maximum of 5 items per uplift from outside the front of the property. We no longer provide free uplifts.

What can and can't be collected by our bulky uplift service


  • Fridges/freezers (empty)
  • Chairs
  • Furniture such as wardrobes/tables
  • Mirrored wardrobe door (mirror taped)
  • TVs
  • Sofas
  • Cookers
  • Beds (divans, bed bases, mattresses etc)
  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Tied bundles of twigs and branches
  • Tied bundles of wood (4ft length – nails removed)
  • Wooden fence panels (up to 6ft length – nails removed)
  • Carpets, rugs and lino (tied bundles)
  • Large toys, bikes and golf clubs
  • Prams and pushchairs
  • Vacuum cleaner/hoover
  • Iron board
  • Tumble drier
  • Metal BBQ
  • Adults bike
  • Kids bike
  • Kids scooter
  • Computer chair
  • Dining table and chairs set
  • High chair
  • Windows and doors
  • Tyres (maximum of 2 tyres per uplift)
  • Wooden flooring (tied bundles)
  • Bathroom suites
  • Storage heaters (bricks must be removed)
  • Vehicle parts
  • Kitchen units and worktops
  • Disused radiators and plumbing materials
  • Stereo / speakers


  • Bagged materials such as black bagged excess waste
  • Bricks, slabs, builder's rubble
  • Garden sheds
  • DIY and demolition debris
  • Gas cylinders
  • Rabbit hutch/run

Some materials not accepted as part of the bulky uplift service can be taken to our recycling centres.