Bulky Goods Collection Service

  • What is the Bulky Goods Collection Service?

    It is a service intended for householders who wish to dispose of individual household items such as furniture or large electrical items.
    View a list of items commonly collected and the associated charge.

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  • Who can avail of the Bulky Goods Collection Service?

    Persons living in a residential property in Galway City can avail of the service. The service is not available to commercial properties.

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  • What types of items can be collected as part of the Bulky Goods Service?

    Household and electrical items. Please see list below.

    Item Charge
    Armchair €9.00
    Basketball Hoop €18.00
    Barbeque €9.00
    Bath €18.00
    Bed (double) €18.00
    Bed (single) €9.00
    Bed side locker €9.00
    Bicycle €9.00
    Buggy/cot/pram €9.00
    Carpet (floor mat) €9.00
    Carpet (roll) €22.50
    Chair/stool €9.00
    Chest of drawers €18.00
    Coffee table €9.00
    Couch €18.00
    Dog Kennel €18.00
    Hot Water Cylinder €18.00
    Ironing Board €9.00
    Mattress (double) €18.00
    Mattress (single) €9.00
    Oil Heater (steel) €18.00
    Paddle Pool €9.00
    Parasol €18.00
    Plastic Mirror €9.00
    Radiator €9.00
    Scooter €9.00
    Shelving Unit €9.00
    Shower Tray €9.00
    Stair Gate €9.00
    Stepladder €9.00
    Swing/Clothes Horse €18.00
    Timber Flooring (bundle - contact 091-536400 to query larger quantities) €9.00
    Toilet €9.00
    Trampoline €18.00
    TV Stand €9.00
    Wardrobe €18.00
    Wash Hand Basin/Sink €9.00
    Window Frame – (no glass) €18.00
    3-6 Small Items (pots, pans etc) €9.00
    Fireplace €52.50
    Piano €52.50
    Electrical Items  
    Item Charge
    1-4 Small Items (hair dryers/ dvd players/ keyboards/ playstation/ phones/ vcr/ kettle) €7.50
    Washing Machine €7.50
    Fridge €7.50
    Dishwasher €7.50
    Dryer €7.50
    Television €7.50
    Computer Screen €7.50
    Microwave €7.50
    Vacuum Cleaner €7.50
    Printer €7.50

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  • What is the date of the next Bulky Goods Collection?

    Bulky Goods collections take place each Tuesday.

    Collections must be booked in advance and the collection of electrical items is undertaken separately from that of general furniture items. To book a bulky goods collection please contact the Customer Service Team.

    Bulky Goods Collection Schedule/ Calendar 201

    Date Collection details   Date Collection details
    12/12/2017 Regular   26/06/2018 Regular
    19/12/2017 Regular   03/07/2018 Electrical
    26/12/2017 No Collection   10/07/2018 Regular
    02/01/2018 No Collection   17/07/2018 Regular
    09/01/2018 Regular   24/07/2018 No Collection
    16/01/2018 Electrical   31/07/2018 No Collection
    23/01/2018 Regular   07/08/2018 Regular
    30/01/2018 Regular   14/08/2018 Electrical
    06/02/2018 Regular   21/08/2018 Regular
    13/02/2018 Electrical   28/08/2018 Regular
    20/02/2018 Regular   04/09/2018 Regular
    27/02/2018 Regular   11/09/2018 Electrical
    06/03/2018 Regular   18/09/2018 Regular
    13/03/2018 Electrical   25/09/2018 Regular
    20/03/2018 Regular   02/10/2018 Regular
    27/03/2018 Regular   09/10/2018 Electrical
    03/04/2018 Regular   16/10/2018 Regular
    10/04/2018 Electrical   23/10/2018 Regular
    17/04/2018 Regular   30/10/2018 Regular
    24/04/2018 Regular   06/11/2018 Electrical
    01/05/2018 Regular   13/11/2018 Regular
    08/05/2018 Electrical   20/11/2018 Regular
    15/05/2018 Regular   27/11/2018 Regular
    22/05/2018 Regular   04/12/2018 Electrical
    29/05/2018 Regular   11/12/2018 Regular
    05/06/2018 Electrical   18/12/2018 Regular
    12/06/2018 Regular   25/12/2018 No collection
    19/06/2018 Regular   01/01/2019 No collection

    - Note that this schedule is subject to change and should be confirmed by contacting the Galway City Council Customer Service Team

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  • What is the cost of collection?

    The cost of the collection varies depending on the items you wish to have collected.
    Click here to see a list of common items and their associated charge.

    Bulky Good Price List

    Item Charge
    Armchair €9.00
    Basketball Hoop €18.00
    Barbeque €9.00
    Bath €18.00
    Bed (double) €18.00
    Bed (single) €9.00
    Bed side locker €9.00
    Bicycle €9.00
    Buggy/cot/pram €9.00
    Carpet (floor mat) €9.00
    Carpet (roll) €22.50
    Chair/stool €9.00
    Chest of drawers €18.00
    Coffee table €9.00
    Couch €18.00
    Dog Kennel €18.00
    Hot Water Cylinder €18.00
    Ironing Board €9.00
    Mattress (double) €18.00
    Mattress (single) €9.00
    Oil Heater (steel) €18.00
    Paddle Pool €9.00
    Parasol €18.00
    Plastic Mirror €9.00
    Radiator €9.00
    Scooter €9.00
    Shelving Unit €9.00
    Shower Tray €9.00
    Stair Gate €9.00
    Stepladder €9.00
    Swing/Clothes Horse €18.00
    Timber Flooring (bundle - contact 091-536400 to query larger quantities) €9.00
    Toilet €9.00
    Trampoline €18.00
    TV Stand €9.00
    Wardrobe €18.00
    Wash Hand Basin/Sink €9.00
    Window Frame – (no glass) €18.00
    3-6 Small Items (pots, pans etc) €9.00
    Fireplace €52.50
    Piano €52.50
    Electrical Items  
    Item Charge
    1-4 Small Items (hair dryers/ dvd players/ keyboards/ playstation/ phones/ vcr/ kettle) €7.50
    Washing Machine €7.50
    Fridge €7.50
    Dishwasher €7.50
    Dryer €7.50
    Television €7.50
    Computer Screen €7.50
    Microwave €7.50
    Vacuum Cleaner €7.50
    Printer €7.50

    * If you wish to have an item collected and it is not listed above, please contact Galway City Council’s Customer Service Team to confirm if the item can be collected and the charge for the collection.

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  • How should I present my items for collection?

    Items should be left to the front of your property or as close as is possible to the front access gate by 8am on the morning of the collection. Items should be covered with plastic to protect them from rain damage - particularly items that are not waterproof such as mattresses or suites of furniture. We will endeavour to collect your items between 8am and 5.30pm on the designated collection date.

    Customer should note the following:

    • Galway city council staff will not collect items that are not presented as close as possible to the front access point of the dwelling.
    • Only items that are paid and accounted for will be collected.

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  • Can I cancel my Bulky Goods Collection?

    Bulky Goods collection orders may be cancelled no later than 4pm on the Friday evening prior to the Tuesday collection date by contacting Customer Service.
    Please note that all payments are non refundable.

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  • Is there an alternative option for disposing of household or electrical items?

    Yes – customers have the option of disposing of unwanted household or electrical items, free of charge, by bringing them to Galway City Council’s recycling centre in the Liosbán Industrial Estate.
    Please click here for more detail on the recycling centre service.

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) may also be disposed of as follows:

    Retailers are obliged to accept back electrical and electronic items free of charge on a like for like basis (i.e. If you purchase a kettle, the shop you purchase from are obliged to take back the old kettle if you wish to dispose of it).
    For more information on disposing WEEE, please see our WEEE FAQ or visit http://www.weeeireland.ie

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