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Schedule a Bulky Waste Pickup

Customers can request bulky waste service by scheduling a pickup online or calling 311.

The request to schedule a bulky waste pickup must be made before placing trash at the curbside for collection. Each household is entitled to two bulky waste pickups per year of up to 25 cubic yards each.

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

  • Requirements

    • Place your trash at the curbside by the day you say it will be ready for pickup. Your pile will be picked up within eight days from the date you indicate you are ready for pickup.
    • Trash should be placed 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 in the pickup pile should be no more than five feet long.
    • Only up to three cubic yards of wooden fence is allowed. 
  • Duplex Owners

    Duplex owners have the option to combine up to four bulky waste pickups into 1 pickup of up to 100 cubic yards. Anything in excess of 25 cubic yards per pickup will exhaust the next available pickup.

    This means if you set out 35 cubic yards, the additional 10 yards will exhaust pickups #1 and #2. You will then have 2 pickups remaining.

  • Excess Yardage

    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 13 Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers.
    • Inquire about for-fee bulky waste service. The cost is $25 per cubic yard. The Excess Yardage 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.
  • Acceptable Items

    • Furniture - sofas, chairs, tables, cabinets and carpets (must be rolled).
    • White goods or appliances - stoves, refrigerators, freezers (refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed), water heaters, washing machines, dryers.
    • House fixtures - kitchen cabinets, bathtubs, sinks, vanities.
    • Mattresses - 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.
    • Fences - chain link and wooden fences must be rolled and no higher than five feet. Only up to three cubic yards of wooden fence is allowed.
    • Tree cuttings - must be no more than five feet in length.
    • Construction and demolition materials - steel, concrete, glass, brick, asphalt, roofing material, lumber, drywall and tile limited to up to 3 cubic yards, a pile slightly larger than a washing machine.
    • Electronic equipment - 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 and Recycling Centers that accept electronic equipment).
    • Disabled power tools – i.e. lawnmowers (they must be completely free of fluids such as motor oil or gasoline).
  • Items Not Allowed

    • Tires
    • TVs
    • Garbage - food and kitchen waste
    • Auto parts
    • Central air units
    • Fiberglass used for insulation
    • Free-flowing liquids
    • Household chemicals
    • Oil-based paint
    • Rock, dirt or sand
    • Any single item weighing more than 150 pounds
  • Fees

    This service is provided through your $484 fee which is a non-ad valorem assessment on your annual tax bill.

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