Regarding the cost of collection, this is just outrageous: WBC asked £67 last time for a small fridge that I paid £200 (including delivery!) – Yes this is 10 hours worth of minimum wage. As I wanted to get rid of another piece which was charged ~£25 total cost was close to £100.
This is just ridiculous and WBC is therefore encouraging fly-typing instead, not even talking about some front garden houses transformed into refused places.
In many other large cities (for example in Paris) the collection is free.