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Ways to legally dispose of your waste

You can find a new home for unwanted bulky items through the Freegle website or put them on a selling site.

There are also charities in Norwich which collect unwanted furniture and electricals free of charge. These include: 

  • British Heart Foundation
  • The Benjamin Foundation
  • Sue Ryder
  • Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney 

 Please contact the charities directly to make sure they will accept your item(s).

A reuse drop-off centre has opened at the former recycling centre in Swanton Road in partnership with FCC Environment and The Benjamin Foundation. This is for bulky items that are harder to get to a charity shop. See a full list of items that are accepted at the drop-off cente.

If you do pay someone to take your unwanted items away, please make sure they have a Waste Carriers Licence. 

Bulky waste collections

The city council runs a paid-for collection service for large or bulky household items from residential properties. Charges start at £24.50 for one item. For more information, visit the bulky waste pages

Recycling centres 

Norfolk County Council runs two recycling centres which serve Norwich residents. 

  • Norwich South - Ipswich Road, NR4 6FA
  • Norwich North - Morse Road, Horsham St Faith, NR10 3JX

Charges at these centres only apply for DIY waste. 

For opening times and a full list of items that can and can't be accepted, visit recycling centres on Norfolk County Council's website.

Clearing fly tipping

Clearing fly-tipping from Suffolk Square