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Bulky Items

Waste Management provides bulky item service throughout the North County area - if you have a couch, bed or other large item that needs to be disposed of, contact your local housing office on how to have these items picked up.

Before you toss out your bulky items, check to make sure there isn't someone else in your community that could make use of it! Waste Management is a partner with Freecycle, an online network where members give away and get items for free in their own communities - rather than filling up our landfills with gently used items, find someone else in your community who could put it to good use!

Acceptable Bulky Items

A/C unit Desk Pool (kids' wading size)
BBQ (no propane) Dishwasher Refrigerator
Basketball hoop (6 ft or less)  File cabinet Sink
Bed frame Freezer Sofa
Bookshelf Garage door motor/track Spa cover (cut in half)
Boxspring Hutch Stove
Bureau Ladder Table
Cabinet Lawnmower (push type) Toilet
Chair/recliner Mirrors (wrapped properly) Washer
Closet doors Mattress Water Heater
Dresser Patio Chair Weight bench
Door Patio Table Wheelbarrow
Dryer Patio Umbrella Wood (6 ft or less, bundled)

Acceptable Items with Special Handling

Gym sets - disassembled and bundled for easy handling
Swing sets - disassembled and bundled for easy handling
Carpet - cut down to 4 foot lengths and bundled (one roll)
Lumber/wood - one bundle, 6 feet or less and 12 inches in diameter

Unacceptable Bulky Items

Bathtubs Fenders Shopping carts
Batteries Garage doors Shower modules
Boats Glass Spas
Bricks Hazardous waste Stereos
Camper shells Microwaves Televisions
Car parts Pianos Tires
Computers Plywood Trailers
Concrete Pool tables Transmissions
Construction material Riding lawnmowers Tree stumps*
Drywall Roofing Windows/sliding
Engines Satellite dishes glass doors