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Request Bulky Waste Pickup

Bulky waste collection service is available to residents of unincorporated Miami-Dade County and residents of the municipalities of Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Opa-locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Sunny Isles Beach who receive full residential waste collection services.

Customers can request bulky waste service by calling 3-1-1 or requesting a bulky waste pickup online. The request for scheduled bulky waste pickup must be made before placing trash at the curbside for collection.

New rules for disposing mattresses

If you are disposing of an old mattress as part of a bulky waste pickup, it must be fully encased in a plastic mattress bag or sleeve and sealed with weather-resistant tape, such as packing tape or duct tape. The box spring does not have to be encased.  Violations may result in a $100 fine.

Service availability (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31)

Each household is entitled to two bulky waste pickups from January 1st to December 31st of each year, of up to 25 cubic yards each.

If the bulky waste pile exceeds 25 cubic yards and you choose to combine your pickups, anything in excess of 25 cubic yards will exhaust the next available pickup.


Duplex owners have the option to combine up to four bulky waste pickups into one pickup of up to 100 cubic yards. Anything in excess of 25 cubic yards per pickup will exhaust the next available pickup. This means that if you set out 35 cubic yards, the additional 10 yards will exhaust pickups #1 and #2. You will then have two pickups remaining.

Pickup service and instructions

Your trash will be collected within one to nine days from the date you indicate you are ready for pickup. Your trash must be placed at the curbside by the day you say it will be ready for pickup, as the collection could occur as early as day one.

Trash should be placed at the curbside adjacent to your residence within 10 feet of the street and at least five feet from mailboxes, parked cars, trees, utility poles, sprinkler heads and other obstructions that might be damaged by the collection equipment. A 15-foot clearance is required from the ground to the lowest hanging tree branch or power line. Tree limbs should be no more than five feet long.

Other options

If you have used your available bulky waste pickups or you have more than 50 cubic yards for collection, you can use one of the following options to manage your bulky trash:

  • Take your trash to one of the Department's 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers.
  • Inquire about the Department's for-fee bulky waste service. The cost for this service is $23 per cubic yard, and there is a minimum 5-cubic yard charge of $115. An approval form signed by the property owner is required for removal of excess bulky waste.
  • Contact a private hauler to remove the excess trash for a fee

Customers who receive a bill or invoice for waste collection-related services can pay their bill online.

Acceptable & unacceptable Items

Items Allowed

 Items Not Allowed

ex. mattresses (must be encased in a plastic mattress bag), sofas, chairs, tables, cabinets and carpets (must be rolled)

ex. food and kitchen waste

White Goods or Appliances
ex. stoves, refrigerators, freezers (refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed), water heaters, washing machines, dryers
House Fixtures
ex. kitchen cabinets, bathtubs, sinks, vanities
Rock, Dirt or Sand
ex. chain link and picket fences must be rolled and no higher than five feet
Free-flowing Liquids
Tree Cuttings (must be no more than five feet in length) Oil-based Paint
Construction and Demolition Materials
to include steel, concrete, glass, brick, asphalt, roofing material, lumber, drywall and tile (limited to less than one cubic yard, a pile slightly larger than a washing machine).
Household Chemicals
Electronic Equipment
ex. Computers (residents are strongly encouraged to take all electronic equipment to one of the two Home Chemical Collection Centers or one of the selected Trash & Recycling Centers (TRC) that accept electronic equipment.
Disabled Power Tools
ex. lawnmowers (they must be completely free of fluids such as motor oil or gasoline).
Central air units, fiberglass used for insulation
  Auto Parts


Any single item weighing more than 150 pounds


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