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How To Dispose of Bulky Items

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Published on Mar 14, 2013

The City of Carlsbad has a free service to make it easy for you to get rid of those bulky items that won't fit in the trash, and you don't even need to leave your home. A bulky item is any large item that is too big to go in your trash cart, such as furniture or appliances. Watch this video to learn more or check the city website at http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/de...

Carlsbad residents may dispose of up to five bulky household items at no charge three times annually. Residents must call Waste Management at 760-929-9400 at least 24 hours in advance of their normal waste removal collection day to schedule a bulky item pick up. Residents may schedule additional bulky item pick-up appointments for $35 for the first item and $5 for each additional item. For a list of approved items, check the city's website at http://www.carlsbadca.gov/services/en....

Waste Management's environmental services has a fleet of flatbed trucks with lift gates that provide bulky trash service throughout the county - if you have a couch, bed or other large item that needs to be disposed of, contact them to pick it up.

In many cases, bulky items such as appliances can be processed in a recycling facility where they may be used for refurbishment. Check with local recycling facilities to find out what items are accepted. Keeping as much waste out of Carlsbad's landfills will help protect the environment Residents are encouraged to learn how to dispose of bulky items and other household waste properly.

Acceptable bulky items:

A/C unit
Dryer
Mattress
BBQ (no propane)
Desk
Sink
Basketball hoop (max 6')
Dishwasher
Sofa
Bed frame
File cabinet
Spa cover (cut in half)
Bookshelf
Freezer
Stove
Box spring
Garage door (motor & track only)
Table
Bureau
Toilet
Cabinet
Hutch
Washer
Chair/Recliner
Ladder
Water heater
Dressers
Lawnmower (push)
Weight bench
Doors
Mirrors (wrapped)
Wheelbarrow

Bulky items special handling:

• Carpet cut down to 4 ft. in length and bundled (one roll)
• Gym set disassembled and bundled for easy handling
• Mirrors wrapped properly
• Swing set disassembled and bundled for easy handling

Residential, business and multifamily trash service in Carlsbad, CA is provided by Waste Management through a contract with the city.

City of Carlsbad
Carlsbad, California

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