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On-demand rubbish removal in Wakefield helps you get rid of those big items the council can’t collect or if you’ve got more waste than your bins can hold. It might be rubbish created from a house or office clearance, spring cleaning, or general gardening. Our purple vans can collect all sorts of household waste in Wakefield.  

There are around 132,200 households in Wakefield with a population of just over 353,400 residents across the district, according to the latest census data. Wakefield Council manages household general waste and recycling bin collections for residents. When you’ve got extra rubbish, large items, or specialist waste, our on-demand rubbish removal services in Wakefield can help. 

A couple of our team do all the lifting and loading with labour costs included, so you can rest easy. Plus, we divert all waste away from landfill to help keep the cathedral city as green as Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Get a free quote for Wakefield rubbish removal today.

Rubbish Removal in Wakefield

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Household waste collection in Wakefield

Wakefield Council provides bins to households for general waste and recycling, which are collected on alternate weeks. This helps residents get rid of daily general waste, such as food scraps and non-recyclables, and recycling like drinks bottles, food cans, and cardboard boxes. Garden waste bins are also available for some households.

The household waste recycling rate in Wakefield is 45.8% – above the average in England but still below UK government targets. Most households in Wakefield have one brown bin and one green bin for different types of recycling (as well as a brown bin for garden waste). Using these helps improve daily domestic recycling.

However, if you’ve missed a bin collection, have items too big for your household waste bins, or have extra waste, then we can help at Divert. Our household waste collection services in Wakefield are available at a time and date that suits you to reliably remove a wide range of household rubbish you can’t put in your everyday bins.

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How does rubbish removal in Wakefield work?

Get a free no obligation quote for rubbish removal in Wakefield first. Let us know the type and amount of waste you need collecting, where from in the Wakefield district, and when. If you’re happy with the price we can book the removal at a time and date that suits you.

On the day one of our purple vans and a couple of our team will come out to your home, office, or any other property in Wakefield. You can stand back as they’ll do all the heavy lifting, loading your waste into the van. Just let us know if you think anything needs more than two people to move.

They’ll then take your rubbish to a nearby waste transfer station in Wakefield. It’s checked, sorted, and sent for reuse, recycling, or responsible disposal depending on the waste type. For example, some furniture in decent condition may be donated, while any sofas containing persistent organic pollutants (POPs) will be incinerated in line with Environment Agency guidelines.


Why use Divert for rubbish collection in Wakefield?

Get rid of any rubbish in Wakefield not covered by your household bin collections. Our Wakefield rubbish collection services save you the time and effort of taking big, bulky items to the tip. Plus, you can arrange removal at a time and day that suits you with no waiting around or extra costs to hire a skip.

We divert all waste away from landfill, reusing and recycling as much as possible. This helps keep the air around Wakefield clean, reducing the pollution levels that can contaminate the local air, water, and ground. Responsible disposal is also essential to bring down the annual 3,869 fly-tipping incidents in Wakefield.


At Divert, we’re based in Yorkshire too with good connections to waste sites around Wakefield. Our drivers know the roads and surrounding towns and villages well, ensuring we deliver a truly local approach to waste collections in Wakefield. This helps us provide fast, efficient, and affordable services.

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Where do you remove rubbish in Wakefield?

Rubbish removal is available from any home or business in the Wakefield district with a WF postcode. We can collect your waste from a flat on Westgate to homes in Sandal, and out to nearby towns such as Ossett and Normanton. Find a solution for rubbish removal anywhere across Wakefield as we cover:

  • Wakefield city centre, Outwood, Eastmoor, and Agbrigg (WF1)
  • Alverthorpe, Kirkhamgate, Newmillerdam, Sandal, Walton, and Wrenthorpe (WF2)
  • Carlton, East Ardsley, Lofthouse, Robin Hood, Stanley, Thorpe, and Tingley (WF3)
  • Crofton, Flockton, Horbury, Netherton, Ryhill, West Bretton, and Woolley (WF4)
  • Ossett, Gawthorpe, and Healey (WF5)
  • Normanton and Altofts (WF6)
  • Featherstone, Ackton, Ackworth Moor Top, and Purston Jaglin (WF7)
  • Pontefract, Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton, and Thorpe Audlin (WF8)
  • South Elmsall, South Kirkby, Upton, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, and Kinsley (WF9)
  • Castleford, Glasshoughton, Allerton Bywater, Ledston, and New Fryston (WF10)
  • Knottingley, Brotherton, Fairburn, and Byram (WF11)
  • Dewsbury, Thornhill, Briestfield, and Chickenley (WF12)
  • Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury Moor, and Staincliffe (WF13)
  • Mirfield, Battyeford, and Hopton (WF14)
  • Liversedge, Hartshead, Hightown, and Roberttown (WF15)
  • Heckmondwike (WF16)
  • Batley, Birstall, Hanging Heaton, Soothill, and Staincliffe (WF17)
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Get a free quote for waste removal anywhere in Wakefield and book your collection today. We only need to know what you want collecting, where from, and when. If you’ve got a question or need some help, our friendly and expert team can answer your queries. Call 0333 444 0118 or contact us online today.

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Household waste recycling centres in Wakefield

There are three household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) within the Wakefield district – Wakefield, Glasshoughton, and South Kirkby HWRCs. These are for Wakefield residents only and you must take your permit or proof of address when you visit any site. You can apply for a permit online. Business waste is not accepted at any site. 

Wakefield residents can dispose of all sorts of household waste at these HWRCs, such as electricals, batteries, textiles, furniture, wood, bricks, tyres, and oil. These can all be disposed of for free by Wakefield residents with a permit.

You can visit any site in a domestic car and with a trailer no larger than 6ft x 4ft. If you use a bigger trailer or commercial vehicle (such as a van, pickup, or minibus) you’ll need a commercial vehicle permit. The maximum trailer you can use is 8ft x 6ft with a bed load of no more than three metres.

There are also many bring sites across Wakefield that have banks to recycle cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, paper, textiles, shoes, tetra cartons, batteries, books, and WEEE. Many of these are in supermarket and council car parks. Use the full list of Wakefield bring site locations to find your nearest site and see what’s accepted.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday – 8am to 5pm (including bank holiday Mondays)

Saturday – 8am to 4pm

Sunday – 9am to 4pm

Contact details

Telephone – 0345 8506 506

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  • Wakefield HWRC

    Wakefield Household Waste Recycling Centre

    Denby Dale Road


    WF2 7AH

  • Glasshoughton HWRC

    Glasshoughton Household Waste Recycling Centre

    Flass Lane


    WF10 5JW

  • South Kirkby HWRC

    South Kirkby Household Waste Recycling Centre

    South Kirkby Business Park

    South Kirkby

    WF9 3TH

Wakefield recycling charities

Many charities across the Wakefield district accept donations of household items in decent and working condition. Rather than recycling or disposing of old furniture, appliances, and other household goods, this offers a sustainable way to reuse them. It saves on energy and fuel needed for recycling and helps a good cause.

Check with the charity first, as some provide free collections of big items and many bags of goods. A few Wakefield charities and organisations you could donate to include:

  • Yorkshire Air Ambulance – have recycling banks around the city but also offers a collection service for bags of old clothing and other household items.
  • Freecycle – offer any items for free to local Wakefield residents, from furniture to appliances. You can state whether they need collecting too for extra ease.
  • RSPCA – drop off items at the Wakefield shop or the Animal Centre in East Ardsley. They accept electrical items, furniture with fire labels, clothes, toys, and more.
  • Wakefield Hospice – take items to the Warehouse Donation Centre on Tadman Street or use their free furniture collection service (for homes in WF1 to 6). Electrical and white goods are accepted, along with some furniture (excluding mattresses, sofas without fire labels, glass TV stands, and more).
  • Salvation Army – a few Salvation Army charity shops in Wakefield and Outwood accept household items. You can take furniture to the larger donation centre.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society –  donate household items to the Kirkgate shop. Collection of furniture is available, which will be taken to one of the nearest furniture depots in Leeds or Bradford.
  • Community RePaint – take leftover paint to Wakefield HWRC and use the drop-off point to donate it to the RePaint scheme, which is redistributed in Bradford to individuals and groups in need.

Wakefield rubbish removal FAQs

  • Should I avoid using a skip for rubbish removal in Wakefield?

    Skip hire in Wakefield involves delivering and collecting a skip, requiring two trips and the extra time and fuel that uses. It means more harmful gases are released into the air, harming the environment. You also need a permit to put it on public land – or enough space on your land.

    It’s then down to you to fill the skip. With Divert we make rubbish removal in Wakefield quick and easy. We’ll come out on the day and remove everything in one go – and do all the heavy lifting for you. It’s cheaper, easier, and better for the environment.


  • Is polystyrene recyclable in Wakefield?

    Polystyrene can only be recycled in your green household recycling bin in Wakefield. Polystyrene often ends up in landfill because it can’t be easily recycled by most city councils, despite it being commonly used for packaging. Divert can also collect polystyrene from your home or business in Wakefield and ensure it gets recycled.


  • What type of plastic can be recycled in Wakefield?

    Many plastics are recyclable in Wakefield. You can only recycle plastic bottles in your brown recycling bin in Wakefield. Plastic bags and film, polystyrene, and plastic food trays can be placed in your green recycling bin at home in Wakefield for recycling. Most other types of recycling may have to be disposed of with general waste.

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