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Bulky Item Collection

Bulky item getting picked up

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 collection day to schedule a pick-up. Watch a video on how to dispose of bulky items.

Residents may schedule additional pick-up appointments, which cost $35 for the first item and $5 for each subsequent item.

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 Table
Bureau      (motor & track only) Toilet
Cabinet Hutch Washer
Chair/Recliner Ladder Water heater
Dressers Lawnmower (push) Weight bench
Doors Mirrors (wrapped) Wheelbarrow

*Electronic waste (televisions, computers, etc.) is now included in the bulky item collection program.

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

Contact Information

Trash Services
trashservice@carlsbadca.gov
760-602-4646
760-602-8562 fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Information

Business hours
Monday Friday
8 a.m. 5 p.m.