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Bulky item collections

Last Modified April 08, 2019

Donate unwanted furniture to the British Heart Foundation

removal van loading furnitureThe British Heart Foundation is just one of the charities looking for furniture and items to offer at low prices. If you have an item of furniture that you no longer need and it is in good working order for someone else to use, please call the local British Heart Foundation shop in Borehamwood on 020 8236 0912 or book a collection online.

If the item is deemed to be in suitable condition, the shop will arrange a free collection from anywhere in Hertsmere.

To give your old items a new home or take some items off someone else, you can also make use of the Borehamwood and Elstree Freegle site. There are also some other great online sites such as Freecycle and Gumtree where you can donate/collect items for free.

Alternatively, you can take your items to the local tip also known as a Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Bulky item removal

We can remove bulky items from your property for a fee. To ask for a special collection please contact us on 020 8207 7480.

General points to follow:

  • All items you want to be collected must be listed
  • Only items listed will be removed
  • Items should not be filled with other rubbish
  • Items must be easily accessible and all placed at one point outside of your property.


It costs £45 for three items and £10 per item thereafter. We will collect a maximum of five household items, such as a three-piece suite (which is classed as three items), carpets, chairs, beds and mattresses. Please note: TVs and fridges/freezers cost £45 each.

Payment must be made in full in advance and then arrangements will be made with you to collect your item(s).

You will need to ensure your items are on the boundary of your property on the day, ready for collection between 7am and 5pm. It may be necessary to arrange more than one visit for certain items. We are sorry but we are not able to enter your property to collect items.

If you have made arrangements for a collection, but then need to cancel this, please contact us before 4pm at least 24 hours before it is due. Where collection is due on a Monday, you will need to call us on a Friday before 4pm. You will get a full refund if you follow this procedure.

We do not collect the following:

  • asbestos
  • baths
  • boilers or radiators
  • car/motorbike parts
  • Christmas trees
  • concrete posts
  • domestic waste, either loose or bagged
  • doors/windows
  • fence panels
  • garden waste
  • gas bottles
  • greenhouses
  • large crates
  • oil containers/drums
  • pallets/crates
  • rubble sacks/building waste
  • sheds
  • wire fencing/fire surrounds 

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