Some items are just too good to not be reused by someone. Before contacting the council why not consider donating your items to an organisation where they can be reused by someone in need. It’s quick, easy and free to pass on your items and some items can even be collected for free. Everything from that sofa, bicycle or some electrical items.
Freegle is an online platform that helps people give and get items for free in their local community! It’s a great way to support your local community and save items from being thrown away . The types of items you can give and get on Freegle ranges from furniture, clothing and children’s toys to soil, rubble or even pre-loved garden ornaments. You can pass almost anything on using Freegle!
It’s easy and free to join Freegle – you can join the Rochford Freegle site using the link in the Related Content section.
Hopeworx Reuse Centre
Hopeworx Reuse Centre opened in 2012 and works in partnership with The Lighthouse Furniture Project Ltd and is a registered charity. The centre sells used furniture and electrical goods and also take donations of items that can be reused or sold.
Hopeworx collect reusable items free of charge from households if they meet the standards required.
Hopeworx is located at:
33 Brook Road
Brook Road Industrial Estate
Rayleigh Essex SS6 7XJ
Tel: 01268 743232
Please see the Related Content for more information and to arrange a free collection by Hopeworx.
The charges for the collection of bulky waste (household furniture) and electrical household items are :
• £15.30 for the first item, additional items are charged £7.20 each
All items must be booked at the same time. No refunds or concessions given.
Please note, bulky waste collections do not take place on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and August Bank Holidays.
The furniture collected under the bulky waste scheme will be taken to landfill so please consider if the items can be reused before you book a collection. If items are in a good condition, contact Hopeworx Reuse Centre, please see the Related Content.
If your item is not reusable and wish to arrange collection and payment please call Customer Services on 01702 318111 during the hours of 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:30am - 5pm on Fridays.
Payment can be made over the phone with a credit or debit card.
Collection days are:
Monday: Paglesham, Canewdon, Stambridge, Great Wakering and Barling, Foulness Island
Wednesday: Rayleigh, Hullbridge and Rawreth, Eastwood, Rochford
Thursday: Hockley & Hawkwell, Rochford
Friday: Hockley & Hawkwell, Rochford
Furniture needs to be presented by 7am, on the boundary of your property on your collection day above. Payment must be received by 3pm on the day before collection is due (this is subject to availability of appointments).
Below is an example list of bulky items we do and do not take; however this is not exhaustive. If there are any items not listed here that you need collecting, please call us on 01702 318111 or contact us using this form to check we can collect these items for you.
Bulky Items (furniture)
- Baths (not cast iron)
- Bed settees
- Chest of drawers
- Children's toys (such as childrens bikes and ridealong cars - not soft toys)
- Carpet/carpet tiles
- Dressing tables
- Doors (not glass)
- Exercise equipment
- Ironing boards
- Kitchen units
- Garden furniture/equipment
- Gas fires (not surrounds)
- Sinks (bathroom and kitchen)
- Wardrobes (no mirrors)
- Wooden fire surrounds
Electrical Items (any item with a plug)
- Cookers (electric/gas)
- Extractor fans
- Electric fires (not surrounds)
- Spin dryers
- Sewing machine
- Tumble dryers
- Washing machines
Items we do not collect
- Concrete, soil & turf
- Garage doors
- Musical instruments
- Any refuse/rubbish/non-recyclables in bags or sacks
- Glass or glass items
If the item you want to dispose of is not covered by the above you will need to organise your own disposal - remember to check for an official Waste License carrier. You can search for a licensed skip firm through comparison sites found in Related Content.
*The council does not recommend any companies found on comparison websites - other websites are available