Large Items

As a resident of The Sorting House, you have a duty to dispose of your large waste items responsibly.

You can arrange for large items such as sofas, mattresses, televisions and white goods such as fridges in several ways.

As with all waste, we would urge you to recycle where you can. However, if it’s not possible to recycle, Manchester City Council will take away these items for you. You must arrange this yourself. Details below.

Recycling Large Items

If your unwanted item is in decent condition, you could donate it to a charity or freecycle it. The following organisations are available for you to do just that. Be sure to check with the charity to ensure they accept the type of your unwanted items.

The Mustard Tree
A local charity focussing on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness.

British Heart Foundation
A national charity who focus on raising money to research cures and treatment for heart and circulatory diseases.

St Ann’s Hospice Ardwick Furniture Shop
A local charity who provide help for people and thier families from across Greater Manchester who are affected by life-limiting illnesses.

Freecycle
A grassroots and nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Council Collection

You can have one free collection of up to three items a year (1st April – 31st March). If you have more than three items, Manchester City Council will take an additional three items at a cost to you of £27.

If you have already had your free collection, it’s £27 for up to three items and £54 for up to six items.

You can arrange collections using this form. Currently phone options are not available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information on removing large items, see Manchester City Council’s rubbish and recycling website.