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Request a Bulky Uplift

Request a bulky uplift for items of bulky domestic waste.

You can book a collection of large bulky household items by using our request a bulky uplift form or by calling us on 01506 280000 to arrange a collection date. 

  • Please note: when booking your collection online, the available collection dates will be displayed in the eform. Once the uplift is booked-in, you will receive e-mail confirming the date of your uplift.

If we are not able to uplift on the first collection day indicated we will call or email you to advise accordingly.

Details of how much you pay and more advice on your bulky uplift is contained below.


How much do I pay?

  • Customers may request up to a maximum of 3 FREE uplifts per year
  • For any additional uplifts from any household there will be a charge of £15.63 per uplift. Once your chargeable bulky uplift is booked you can use the reference number to pay online.
  • Items which are not accepted for a standard bulky uplift include fitted kitchens and bathroom suites, which include fitted cupboards, baths, toilets, cisterns and sinks. Any waste materials arising from work carried out by a domestic building contractor. Sheds, greenhouses or other out buildings. Domestic central heating systems, including any boiler and radiators. These items need to be assessed and priced with a minimum cost of £82.62

When will my items be collected?

Household uplifts will normally take place within seven working days from the date of your request. Collection times are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7am to 2pm
  • Friday: 7am to 1pm
  • You will need to have all your items outside by 7am.

How do I prepare my items?

  • All items are placed at ground level.
  • Timber and laminated flooring should be maximum of 6ft length and 1ft wide. It should be tied or taped into manageable bundles. There must be no protruding nails or screws.
  • All glass objects such as mirrors, television screens and any other glazed units must first be taped before the item is uplifted, this to prevent it from breaking during transit.
How to prepare Carpets/Matresses

Yes

No

Carpet/mattress (good)
Carpet/mattress (good)
Carpet/mattress (bad)
Carpet/mattress (bad)
How to prepare a Fridge/Freezer

Yes

No

Fridge/freezer (good)
Fridge/freezer (good)
Fridge/freezer (bad)
Fridge/freezer (bad)
How to prepare a Glass Table

Yes

No

Glass Table (good)
Glass Table (good)
Glass Table (bad)
Glass Table (bad)
How to prepare Mixed Items

Yes

No

Mixed Items (good)
Mixed Items (good)
Mixed Items (bad)
Mixed Items (bad)
How to prepare a Sofa

Yes

No

Sofa (good)
Sofa (good)
Sofa (bad)
Sofa (bad)
How to prepare a Wall Mirror

Yes

No

Wall Mirror (good)
Wall Mirror (good)
Wall Mirror (bad)
Wall Mirror (bad)
How to prepare Wood/Laminates

Yes

No

Wood/laminates (good)
Wood/laminates (good)
Wood/laminates (bad
Wood/laminates (bad

Where do I leave my items?

  • All items listed for uplift should be left together in an area outside which is accessible from 7am in the morning. Unfortunately we cannot uplift items from inside your property, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • Fridges and Freezers are uplifted on a Saturday by a separate collection vehicle and must be left out before 6am. Fridge doors must be taped shut.

What items will not be uplifted?

There are some types of material that for health and safety reasons, or because they may damage the mechanism on the collection vehicles, that may be unsuitable for an uplift.

Items that CANNOT be uplifted: 

ItemsWhere item can be disposed
General refuse bagsSeparate your waste for recycling and take to your Local Recycling Centre
Cast iron washing poles with concrete basesBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
CementBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Supermarket trolleysPlease contact the respective retailer to arrange uplift for these. There is no charge to the public for these services. For more information visit Report Fly-tipping
Garage doorsBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Garden rollersBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
SafesBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Cast iron bathsBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
BranchesBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Grass clippings or other organic garden wasteBring this to your Local Recycling Centre
Gas cylinders (from households only)Bring this to your Local Recycling Centre
Motor oil (from households only)Bring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Car batteries (from households onlyBring this to your Local Recycling Centre or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Clinical or any hazardous waste (from households only)Please contact Customer Services with details of your waste or search online for local specialist waste contractors
Storage heaters, electric heaters and gas appliances (from households only)Some of these may contain asbestos. West Lothian Council does not provide an asbestos removal service and we have no facilities licenced to accept asbestos. Visit the the asbestos information pagefor more information.

Donating items to Home Aid West Lothian

  • We sponsor a local charity called Home Aid West Lothian, which takes good quality, unwanted goods such as furniture, kitchenware and bedding etc and passes it on to needy people in the area. To arrange for an uplift call the charity direct on 01506 652230.

Service Standards

  • We will tell customer when the collection date will take place. Collection will normally be within 5 working days of request.
  • We will remove articles to be uplifted from the nearest point within the garden to the roadside
  • We will ensure that all articles are disposed of in accordance within current waste management legislation
  • Customer must specify all items to be uplifted and only these items will be uplifted (this is for risk and insurance purposes). All specified items must be grouped together.
  • Please note that you can also dispose of your household and garden waste free of charge at one of our Community Recycling Centres.