Residential Services

​Bulky Waste Collection

Items such as household furnishings, appliances, mattresses, box springs, lawn equipment and similar items too large to be placed in the garbage rollout cart and not eligible for recycling or yard waste collection are considered bulky waste and must be scheduled for collection.

How To Prepare Bulky Waste For Collection

  • Place bulky waste at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
    Place bulky waste within 6 feet of the curb and at least 3 feet away from other collection items and obstacles such as mailboxes, phone poles, vehicles, etc. Do not place bulky waste in the rollout carts. Do not block the sidewalk.

  • Please do not put items curbside earlier than the day before the scheduled collection. Items at the curb more than 24 hours before the scheduled collection could result in a fine of at least $50.

  • All items must be free of food, clothing, trash and flammable materials such as gasoline.

  • Please remove doors from refrigerators and rims from tires.

Schedule Bulky Waste Collection 

Bulky waste must be scheduled for collection. Items placed at the curb without scheduling WILL NOT be collected. You can schedule:

  • Online
  • Call 311 (704-336-7600, if outside Mecklenburg County)

When submitting your request, you will receive a collection day and confirmation number. When scheduling, please have the following information available:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Description of item to be collected

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Donate Bulky Waste<div class="ExternalClass3AB5C4A2D2CF43F48D7F63C1E0B2C481"><p>​If you have reusable bulky waste that you would like to donate to a non-profit organization, contact <a href="http://www.goodwill.org/get-involved/donate/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Goodwill Industries</font></span></strong></a>, <a href="http://www.uwcentralcarolinas.org/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">United Way</font></span></strong></a>, <a href="http://www.habitat.org/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><font color="#0066cc">Habitat for Humanity Restore</font></strong><font color="#0066cc"> </font></span></a>, <a href="http://www.crisisassistance.org/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Crisis Assistance Ministry</font></span></strong></a> or <a href="http://www.satruck.org/" target="_blank"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">The Salvation Army</font></span></strong></a> for more information. <br><br> </p></div>
Items Accepted For Bulky Waste Collection<div class="ExternalClass29BACB9DD6DE4913A83DB9B233B8D8AB"><ul><li>Appliances (see below for additional details)</li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Baby/child car seats</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Basketball goal - Remove concrete base & cut to 6 ft. or less; concrete will not be collected; take to construction demolition landfill or full-service recycling center</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Bathtubs - No cast iron tubs; 75 lbs or less; 8 ft. or less; if larger than 8 ft., must cut in half</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Bed frames - Dismantle</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Beds (metal) - Dismantle</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Bikes</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Boards - Remove or flatten nails; cut to 5 ft. or less.</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Box springs</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Carpet - Roll & cut no longer than 4 ft.; no more than 75 lbs</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Carts (metal) - No grocery carts</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Couches</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Computers - Will collect computers, but residents are encouraged to take to one of Mecklenburg County 's four full-service recycling centers. For more information on computer disposal visit <a href="http://www.wipeoutwaste.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.wipeoutwaste.com</font></span></a></div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">China cabinet hutches - Empty; tape the glass</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Chairs</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Chests - Empty</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Desks - Empty</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Doors - Tape glass, if applicable</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Dressers - Empty</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Entertainment centers - Empty; tape glass, if applicable</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Fencing - Remove concrete; cut 4 ft. or less; roll into no more than 4 ft. sections; "chicken wire" accepted; no chain-link fencing</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Fireplace inserts - Remove bricks; no bricks collected</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Floor coverings - Includes carpet & padding installed by homeowners only; roll carpet & padding; 4 ft. or less; no more than 75 lbs</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Garbage cans - Tag with a note indicating to take the can</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Glass doors, windows, table inserts - Using tape, make an X over the glass and place it at curbside</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Grills - Remove propane tanks; 75 lbs or less; no commercial grills</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Gutters - 4 ft. or less</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Gym sets - Remove concrete base & dismantle; no concrete collected; remove or flatten nails</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Hampers - Empty</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Landscape timbers - Cut to 4-6 ft. or less; no railroad ties. No treated wood</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Lawnmowers - Remove gasoline and oil; remove battery, if applicable</div></li><li>Linoleum - Roll & cut no longer than 4 ft.; no more than 75 lbs</li><li>Loveseat </li><li>Lumber/boards - Remove or flatten nails; cut to 8 ft. or less</li><li>Mattresses </li><li>Microwaves </li><li>Oil or kerosene heaters - Empty; take oil/kerosene out, if applicable</li><li>Pallets - Must be broken into smaller pieces the size of boards or lumber with nails removed</li><li>Patio furniture </li><li>Pianos & organs - 75 lbs or less; dismantle</li><li>Plumbing materials </li><li>Plywood & paneling - No larger than 1 in. thick x 4 ft. x 4 ft. </li><li>Pool Covers - Folded; only folded cover 75 lbs or less will be collected</li><li>Space heaters </li><li>Televisions </li><li>Tires - Automobile, motorcycle, van, minivan & small pick ups ONLY; remove rims (rims not collected)</li><li>Toilets - Clean & empty</li><li>Toys (large) </li><li>VCRs </li></ul></div>
Appliances Accepted For Bulky Waste Collection<div class="ExternalClassED13D771E603429C9F56ECA7AB2D80C0"><ul><li>Air conditioners - Window units only.</li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Dishwasher - Empty.</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Dryer</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Freezer - Empty & remove door.</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Lawnmowers, including riding lawnmowers - Remove gasoline and oil; remove battery, if applicable.</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Refrigerator - Empty & remove doors.</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Stove</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Trash compactor - Clean out.</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Washing machine</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Water heater</div></li><li><div class="MsoNormal">Water tank - Empty; 75 lbs or less.</div></li></ul></div>