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Big and bulky items are challenging to get rid of in Harrogate. Anything too large for your household waste or recycling bin provided by North Yorkshire Council must be taken to the tip or removed by waste professionals. At Divert we provide bulky waste collection in Harrogate and the wider district.

Two of our professional team will do all the lifting, carrying, and loading to make getting rid of bulky items easy anywhere in Harrogate. It saves you time and effort when you have old furniture, appliances, and other large items for disposal.

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Some of the main types of bulky waste we help people in Harrogate get rid of include:

We divert all bulky waste away from landfill, sending it for recycling and reuse where possible. Get a free quote for bulky waste collection in Harrogate today – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online.

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How bulky waste collection works in Harrogate

Start with a free quote for collection of bulky waste in Harrogate by letting us know the type, sizes, and number of items you want removed, where from and when. Then we can book a collection time and date that suits you if you’re happy with the price.

On the day one of our purple vans and a couple of our professional team will come to your property. They’ll lift, carry, and load your bulky waste into the van and take it to a local waste transfer station in North Yorkshire. Depending on how much bulky waste you have they might do more than one trip or use an extra van.

The bulky waste is checked, sorted, and sent for reuse, recycling, or disposal. Working appliances and furniture in good condition may be donated, while those in a poor state will be recycled where possible. Any sofas containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are incinerated in line with Environment Agency regulations.

Who needs bulky waste removal in Harrogate? 

Anyone with any type of bulky waste in Harrogate benefits from a helping hand getting rid of it with Divert. If you’re moving out there might be some big items not going with you that can’t be donated, such as an old mattress. Or you might have moved into a new home and want to throw out big items left by the previous owner, like an old trampoline.

Harrogate businesses also need bulky waste removal at certain times. You might have a broken photocopier to get rid of or be renovating an office and changing the desks and chairs.

We can collect and responsibly dispose of any kind of bulky waste you’ve got from anywhere in Harrogate, including:

  • Households – items too big for your household bins
  • Offices – old desks and chairs, and large electronics
  • Restaurants – dishwashers, furniture, and carpets
  • Pubs – chairs and tables and kitchen appliances
  • Hotels – bathroom suites and damaged mattresses

Local recycling centres in Harrogate

Residents can take bulky waste to the two main household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) in Harrogate for disposal – Harrogate HWRC and West Harrogate HWRC. All sorts of bulky items are accepted from homes for free, including furniture, electrical items, white goods, mattresses, doors, mirrors, radiators, bathroom suite items, and more.

Bulky commercial waste is only accepted at West Harrogate HWRC. You must be a licensed waste carrier, need a permit if using a commercial vehicle (such as a van or pickup), and charges apply. 

North Yorkshire Council also offers a bulky waste collection service for Harrogate households. Current charges are £50 for two bulky items – you must book and pay for an additional collection if you have more waste. They can’t remove bulky items from inside your property and the collection date depends on your postcode.

Both Harrogate and West Harrogate HWRCs are open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays). Also shut on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

April to September – 8.30am to 5pm

October to March – 8.30am to 4pm

  • Harrogate HWRC

    Harrogate HWRC

    Wetherby Road


    North Yorkshire

    HG3 1DE

    Telephone – 01609 780 780

  • West Harrogate HWRC

    West Harrogate HWRC

    Penny Pot Lane


    North Yorkshire

    HG3 2SN

    Telephone – 01609 780 780

Donate bulky waste to charities in Harrogate

You can donate bulky items from your home to various charities in Harrogate. If you’ve got old furniture, appliances, electronic items, and other big bits of waste in usable condition this is a sustainable option. It saves on the energy required for recycling and disposal while helping a local cause.

Some charities also provide free collection of bulky items from homes in and around Harrogate. A few charities and organisations you can use to donate bulky items in Harrogate include:

  • Essential Needs – free collection is available for various bulky items, including furniture and electricals. These are taken to a reuse scheme for people on low incomes or income-based benefits. 
  • Freecycle – list all sorts of bulky items for other local Harrogate residents to pick up for free, by adding collection as required.
  • Saint Michael’s Hospice – the House & Home shop in Harrogate accepts furniture in good condition and some other bulky items.
  • Yorkshire Cancer Research – provides a free collection service for some bulky items from households within a 10-mile radius of their Harrogate shops or donation centre. If you have a vehicle they also accept drop-offs at the Hornbeam Park donation centre.
  • British Heart Foundation – offers free collection in Harrogate for furniture and other bulky items. These are resold in their Harrogate and Ripon shops.
  • British Red Cross – furniture is accepted at the charity shop in Harrogate town centre. Funds raised support their UK and international causes.
  • Shelter – check beforehand as the shop on Commercial Street accepts a wide range of bulky items including sofas and other furniture.

Why use Divert for bulky waste disposal in Harrogate?

Easily dispose of any bulky waste responsibly from your home in Harrogate with Divert. Our professional team will lift, carry, and remove any big and awkward items from your property, saving you the effort. All bulky waste is diverted away from landfill in Harrogate too, for an environmentally friendly solution.

Save money on bulky waste disposal in Harrogate with a free quote that includes labour costs and fixed prices. Everything is removed in one trip with no extra costs to hire a skip.

We’re also based in North Yorkshire, so provide a local approach to bulky waste management in Harrogate with great connections to nearby waste sites.

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Arrange bulky waste collection in Harrogate

Get a free quote for bulky waste collection in Harrogate – call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online. Simply let us know what you need collecting, where from, and when for a tailored price. One of our friendly and expert team can answer any questions and provide advice if you need a helping hand.
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Harrogate bulky waste FAQs

  • Where can I book bulky waste collection in Harrogate?

    Bulky waste collections are available anywhere in Harrogate and the wider district. We can collect any type of bulky waste from homes and businesses with an HG postcode. This includes from Harrogate town centre out to Pateley Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, and Knaresborough. Book bulky waste collection in Harrogate from:

    • Harrogate town centre, Jennyfields, Duchy, New Park, and High Harrogate (HG1)
    • Pannal Ash, Hornbeam Park, Rossett, Oatlands, and Woodlands (HG2)
    • Pannal, Burn Bridge, Pateley Bridge, Glasshouses, Ripley, Killinghall, Kirkby Overblow, Spofforth, Beckwithshaw, and Follifoot (HG3)
    • Ripon, Masham, Wath, Leighton, and Eavestone (HG4)
    • Knaresborough, Staveley, Allerton, Plompton, and Flaxby (HG5)
  • How do you get Harrogate Council to remove bulky items?

    North Yorkshire Council offers a bulky waste collection service in the Harrogate area. Currently, these collections only cover a maximum of two items and charges apply to use the service – £50 per two items (£27 if you receive certain benefits). To get additional bulky items collected you must book and pay for another collection.

    Bulky items must be placed near the front boundary of your property as their contractors can’t remove anything from inside your home. And they can only collect items that can be safely carried by two people, nothing larger. Find out more about North Yorkshire Council’s bulky waste collection service.

  • How much does bulky waste collection cost in Harrogate?

    The cost of bulky waste collection in Harrogate depends on the types and number of items you want removing, as well as your address and when you need them collected. Request a free no obligation quote for a price tailored to your exact needs. This includes fixed prices and labour costs with no hidden fees for a straightforward and competitive price.

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