Pilot Household Bulky Waste for Re-Use Collection Service 2021

15 Oct 21

Pilot Household Bulky Waste for Re-Use Collection Service 2021

South Dublin County Council in conjunction with our social enterprise partner, Recycle IT, will be running a Pilot Bulky Household Waste for potential Re-use Collection Service during the final week of October 2021 which is open to all South Dublin County Council Householders. The bulky waste collection is for items that are too large to be accepted by the regular waste collection service e.g., furniture, carpets, bikes and kitchen & bathroom units.


 NB: This is a Domestic Household Bulky Waste Collection Service only and is not available to commercial premises.


How does the service operate?

Any household wishing to avail of this service should contact Recycle IT directly on (01) 4578321 who will place your request for this service.


As this is a Pilot scheme, available collection slots may fill up rapidly.


Only one collection per household.


How much does the service cost?

The initial cost of the service will be €40.00 per collection. Six (6) individual items can be presented at any one collection. (A three-piece suite of furniture would be classed as three items and not one item, similarly items of garden furniture will be counted individually) If you wish to have more than six (6) items collected then an additional €5.00 charge will apply per additional item, up to a maximum of ten (10) items in total.


NB: All collection charges must be paid in advance before any collection can be arranged.


The €40.00 fee applies regardless of the number of items presented between 1 and 6 and no reductions are possible.


What happens when I order?


Householders interested in the Household Bulky Waste Collection Service can register interest in the service by sending an email to: or by telephoning 01 4578321 between 9.30am and 3pm Monday – Friday.


As part of the order process, householders will be asked to provide contact details (Name, address, telephone number, email address and a list of items for collection).


Recycle IT will email customers with confirmation that a collection slot has been reserved, the amount due and bank transfer details to allow payment in advance of collection.


Householder’s will be asked to confirm their acceptance of the (€) amount due, payment by banks transfer, collection day, date, and assigned time slot, all via email.


After email confirmation and receipt of payment householder collection requests will be fully scheduled.


Recycle IT will confirm, receipt of payment, and reaffirm your collection day, date and a 1.5-hour collection slot, all via email.


Customers will be issued a receipt on collection.


All collections will take place between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm during the week of Tuesday 26th Oct – Saturday 30th Oct 2021.


Details of Recycle IT’s privacy policy can be accessed at:

Privacy Policy | Recycle IT


Which items are accepted for collection, and which are not?

The following items are permitted or not permitted for collection as indicated. Please note that any items that are presented for collection, but which are listed below as not permitted will be left behind and householders must remove them from the pavement immediately or they could be subject to litter fines.


It is the responsibility of the householder to ensure that only items permitted for collection are presented for collection.


What items can be left out for Collection?

What items will not be collected?

Household furniture

Household waste in bags or otherwise which is suitable for the grey or green bins

Beds and mattresses

Garden green waste or waste arising from landscaping or hedge cutting etc.


Demolition or construction rubble ie soil, stones, concrete, plasterboards, galvanised sheeting or asbestos

Kitchen units, worktops or sinks

Large amounts of waste arising from refurbishing of houses or gardens



Bathrooms and toilet suites

Gas cylinders (Whether empty or not)


Household Priority Waste or Hazardous Materials such as Paints, Solvents, Thinners, Batteries, Fluorescent Tubes etc. (These wastes require special treatment but can be disposed of at our Civic Amenity Site)


Electrical and Electrical Goods. (These may be returned to retailers when purchasing replacement goods or resident associations may request dedicated collections through Recycle IT directly)

Garden furniture, barbecues


Children’s swings or slides


Children’s prams or buggies or other large toys



If you are in any doubt about whether an item is permitted for collection you should clarify this with Recycle IT when making your booking

Presenting Items for collection?

All items presented for collection must be placed outside the premises or an agreed and approved location on the morning of your collection day. Items should not block or otherwise cause obstructions to the public footpath. If access to your premises is restricted or not accessible by collection vehicle then you must make this fact known when the collection is been arranged so that an alternative collection location can be agreed.


Further Details in relation to collections in line with COVID 19 protocols can be found at:

COVID 19 Collection Guidelines – Recycle IT (


South Dublin County Council and its partners reserve the right to refuse collections where the premises is not easily accessible by collection vehicle or where to do so would place collection staff in unsafe working conditions.



Would you like to arrange a Household Bulky Waste Collection?

If you wish to arrange a household collection, please contact Recycle IT on 01 4578321.  



Remember that it is possible for householders to dispose of their own household bulky waste items themselves throughout the year by bringing them to our designated Civic Amenity Site in Ballymount


Details about the Ballymount Civic Amenity including opening times, charges and items accepted can be found at the link below:

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