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Bulky Item Collection

Carlsbad residents may dispose of up to five bulky household items / three times annually at no charge. Residents must call Waste Management at 760-929-9400 at least 24 hours in advance of their regular collection day to schedule a pick-up. Residents may schedule additional pick-up appointments at a cost $35 for the first item and $5 for each subsequent item.

View our video on How to Dispose of Bulky Items.

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 Hutch Toilet
Cabinet Ladder Washer
Chair/Recliner Lawnmower (push) Water heater
Dressers Mirrors (wrapped) Weight bench
Doors Electronic Waste (televisions, computers, etc.) Wheelbarrow


Special Handling

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