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Bulky Waste Collection List

When calling to schedule a bulky waste collection, you will be asked to identify the items. In most instances, special preparation is required before collection can occur. In general, all items must be free of food, clothing, trash, and flammable materials such as gasoline. Also, please remove doors from refrigerators and rims from tires. Please review the list below of acceptable items and special preparation guidelines.

General Bulky Waste

  • Baby/child car seats
  • 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.
  • Bathtubs - No cast iron tubs; 75 lbs or less; 8 ft. or less; if larger than 8 ft., must cut in half.
  • Bed frames - Dismantle.
  • Beds (metal) - Dismantle
  • Bikes
  • Boards - Remove or flatten nails; cut to 5 ft. or less.
  • Box springs
  • Carpet - Roll & cut no longer than 4 ft.; no more than 75 lbs.
  • Carts (metal) - No grocery carts.
  • Couches
  • 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 www.wipeoutwaste.com.
  • China cabinet hutches - Empty; tape the glass.
  • Chairs
  • Chests - Empty.
  • Desks - Empty.
  • Doors - Tape glass, if applicable.
  • Dressers - Empty.
  • Entertainment centers - Empty; tape glass, if applicable.
  • Fencing - Remove concrete; cut 4 ft. or less; roll into no more than 4 ft. sections; "chicken wire" accepted; no chain-link fencing.
  • Fireplace inserts - Remove bricks; no bricks collected.
  • Floor coverings - Includes carpet & padding installed by homeowners only; roll carpet & padding; 4 ft. or less; no more than 75 lbs.
  • Garbage cans - Leave note indicating to take the can.
  • Glass doors, windows, table inserts - Using tape, make an X over the glass and place it at curbside
  • Grills - Remove propane tanks; 75 lbs or less; no commercial grills.
  • Gutters - 4 ft. or less.
  • Gym sets - Remove concrete base & dismantle; no concrete collected; remove or flatten nails.
  • Hampers - Empty.
  • Landscape timbers - Cut to 5 ft. or less; no railroad ties.
  • Lawnmowers - Remove gasoline; remove battery, if applicable.
  • Linoleum - Roll & cut no longer than 4 ft.; no more than 75 lbs.
  • Loveseat
  • Lumber/boards - Remove or flatten nails; cut to 5 ft. or less.
  • Mattresses
  • Microwaves
  • Oil or kerosene heaters - Empty; take oil out, if applicable.
  • Pallets - Must be broken into smaller pieces the size of boards or lumber with nails removed.
  • Patio furniture
  • Pianos & organs - 75 lbs or less; dismantle.
  • Plumbing materials
  • Plywood & paneling - No larger than 1 in. thick x 4 ft. x 4 ft.
  • Pool Covers - Folded; only folded cover 75 lbs or less will be collected.
  • Space heaters
  • Televisions
  • Tires - Automobile, motorcycle, van, minivan & small pick ups ONLY; remove rims (rims not collected).
  • Toilets - Clean & empty.
  • Toys (large)
  • VCRs

Appliances  

  • Air conditioners - Window units only.
  • Dishwasher - Empty.
  • Dryer
  • Freezer - Empty & remove door.
  • Lawnmowers, including riding lawnmowers - Remove gasoline; remove battery, if applicable.
  • Refrigerator - Empty & remove doors.
  • Stove
  • Trash compactor - Clean out.
  • Washing machine
  • Water heater
  • Water tank - Empty; 75 lbs or less.