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Special uplifts

The Special Uplift service provides two different types of collections for East Ayrshire residents:

  • bulky uplifts
  • kitchen and bathroom uplifts

Bulky uplifts are for larger items such as household furniture, carpets and electrical items. Garden furniture and sheds cannot be uplifted as part of a bulky uplift.

With the exception of white goods - cookers, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and tumble dryers - uplifts are free to residents.

In any calendar year, a maximum of 5 special uplift requests will be provided per household, with a maximum of 6 items included per request. If a household requires more than six items to be uplifted at the same time, a maximum of 12 items will be collected, and this will be recorded as two uplift requests.

White goods

White goods are charged at a cost of £15.45 per item. Households where all residents are over the age of 65 will be exempt from this charge.

Residents can deposit white goods free of charge at local Recycling Centres.

Replacing your kitchen or bathroom? Kitchen units and bathroom suites are not accepted as eligible items in Special uplifts - Bulky items. Find out more about kitchen and bathroom uplifts|.

Arrange your special uplift

To arrange for a special uplift please contact your nearest Local Office. They will process your payment, where required, take your name, address and details of the items you wish to have collected. You will be advised to place your items within your property boundary as close as possible to your usual collection point. We aim to collect items within 7 working days.

There are also a number of reuse projects which operate in East Ayrshire. If your unwanted items are in good repair, please consider donating items to these projects to enable others to benefit:

Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company: Tel 01294 475650 -Operates Monday to Friday each week, during office hours.

The Cumnock & Doon Valley Gift Furniture Scheme: Tel 01292 550525 - Operates Wednesday - Friday from 11.00am - 2.00pm each week, with a telephone answer machine in operation out with these hours


Contact Information

Waste Management Services
Western Road Depot
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554033
Fax: 01563 554053
Local Offices
Telephone: 01563 554400
Page last updated on11 September 2013
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