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The special uplift service provides two different types of collections for East Ayrshire residents:

Bulky uplifts are for larger items such as household furniture, carpets, electrical items and white goods.

DIY and demolition debris such as windows, doors, garden sheds, bricks, slabs or builders rubble, trees, fencing, coal bunkers, storage heaters, asbestos and vehicle parts will not be collected.

We also separate as many materials as possible for recycling or re-use. This means uplifts may require more than one vehicle or visit.

Arrange a special uplift

To arrange a special uplift you can either:

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 seven working days.

Reuse projects

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 and Doon Valley Furniture Scheme: Tel 01292 550525 - Operates Wednesday - Friday from 10am - 2pm each week, with a telephone answer machine in operation.
  • Free for Fuel SCIO - view the Free for Fuel Facebook page 

Skip hire

We operate a waste skip hire service for both residents and the commercial sector. Find out more about hiring a skip.

Contact Information


Cleaner Communities
Western Road Depot
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554400


Customer Services
Telephone: 01563 554400