Return of bulky waste collection service in Rome

AMA Roma reinstates collection of large domestic items.

The capital's refuse agency AMA Roma has reinstated its collection of bulky household waste, which had been suspended since 18 June due to a non-renewal of the contract.

The service, which is active from 1 December, includes the collection of items such as old sofas, beds, televisions sets and washing machines.

The service is free for those living on street level, as well as from courtyards, front doors or accessible garages, with a maximum of two cubic metres of volume. This is the equivalent of a three-seater couch; a table plus large-screen television; or a washing machine and dishwasher.

For those without street access there is a collection fee: €18.34 for up to one cubic metre of waste, or €29.34 for up to two cubic metres. The service – for street level and upper level – can be used up to a maximum of 12 times a year and no more than twice a month.

To book an appointment tel. 060606 Mon-Fri from 09.00-18.00 and Sat 09.00-16.00, alternatively compile the online form on the AMA website. When booking, insert your individual user code (found on the top right of your AMA bills).

The reactivation of the service follows the recent "Frigogate" comments by Rome mayor Virginia Raggi who voiced suspicions over an allegedly large amount of refrigerators abandoned on streets around the capital.