Bulk Trash

City residents can take advantage of four free pick-ups for bulk trash items that are too large for regular household trash. Bulk trash pick-ups occur on the given day of the month for your address in March, June, September, and December.

You do not need to request bulk trash collection- just place your items out for collection during the scheduled collection in your area. 

Curbside bulk trash collection happens in March, June, September, and December. Your collection day depends on what area of the city you live in. You can find your collection day for bulk trash by searching for your address here.

Bulk Trash Program Map

Accepted: 

  • Mattresses
  • Damaged or unusable furniture
  • Large household items
  • Items in open boxes or clear bags (so contents can be clearly identified)
  • Up to 7.5 cubic yards of material per collection

Not Accepted: 

  • Items in black or opaque garbage bags
  • Loose piles of junk
  • Regular household trash
  • Yard waste or organic material
  • Tires or large auto parts
  • Rocks, sand, glass, concrete, or construction/renovation materials
  • Paint cans or containers of liquid
  • More than 7.5 cubic yards of material per collection

You can place items at the curb starting at 7 a.m. the day before your scheduled pickup. Make sure your items are out no later than 6 a.m. on your collection day.

If your items are not collected for any reason, they must be removed from the curb within two days following the completed pickup in your area. If your collection was missed, make sure you report it promptly and no later than 48 hours after your scheduled pickup. 

These times are set by city ordinance so make sure you follow them- items placed at the curb too early or left out too late are considered a nuisance and may result in enforcement action without notice. 

Please report missed pickups within 48 hours. You can report a missed collection by calling 311 or (269) 337-8000 or online. 

Report a Missed Pickup Online