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Bulky Bob’s launches paid collection service 

1 year ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Bulky Bob’s launches paid collection service 

Following the end of its 22-year bulky waste contract with Liverpool City Council, Bulky Bob’s is now collecting household furniture and white goods from across the city. 

Bulky Bob’s unveiled its new paid collection service and bright pink van that has been affectionately named ‘The Pink Panther,’ with the help of Channel 4’s ‘Find It, Fix It, Flog It’ presenter, Gemma Longworth. 

Online bookings are open and customers can have up to 5 items collected for £30 with a guaranteed 3-day collection date. 

Alongside the rapid collection service, Bulky Bob’s now offers timed collection slots, furniture dismantling and collection from anywhere inside a property, including flats and apartments. The additional services ensure more people can donate their pre-loved furniture, white goods and small appliances to people who really need them. 

FRC Group CEO, Shaun Doran said:

“In its 22-year history Bulky Bob’s has absolutely delivered on its mission to get good quality pre-loved furniture, free of charge, to families living in furniture poverty.

“Bulky Bob’s version 2 is slightly different in that our relationship is now directly with householders who have bulky waste to get rid of.

“This came about due to popular demand as people contacted us through social media, on the phone and in our store as it was closing down saying why don’t you just provide a direct service where people can pay a reasonable amount of money to get rid of a big problem.

“Our customers can get rid of their items in a way where they know it’s in safe hands. They know we are fully registered to carry waste, they know we will reuse everything we possibly can and most importantly they know we reuse in a way that gets items into the homes of people in Liverpool who otherwise wouldn’t have the essential furniture they need.”

Known around the city for its distinctive purple vans and London Road based Furniture World store, Bulky Bob’s has made over 1 million collections and collected over 3 million items in the last 22 years. Most of the items reused have gone to families who can’t afford beds to sleep in or a good quality sofa or dining table to be able to eat together. 

The new service builds on this solid foundation and continues the company mission to end furniture poverty. There are currently no plans to reopen Bulky Bob’s Furniture World as the business focuses on reusing as many items as possible. 

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Channel 4 presenter, Gemma Longworth helped to launch the new service at the Bulky Bob’s HQ. She said:

“There are so many people in need of basic furniture and that’s why I’m here today to support the work of Bulky Bob’s.

“I’ve used the Bulky Bob’s service for years, I think people have really missed it and I’m totally on board with the new pink. 

“As a furniture upcycler and restorer I think it’s really important to encourage people to recycle and reuse wherever possible as it prevents fly tipping and good quality furniture ending up in landfill. Furniture recycling, upcycling and reusing offers so many benefits. It’s good for our planet, it’s good for your purse, it’s good for your mind, your home and your CV.”

Businesses should continue to book collections through Bulky Bob’s for Business which collects, reuses and recycles everything from IT equipment and mattresses to accommodation clearances.  

Bookings are now open online and a full list of items and services are available at



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