The Special Collection Request program is a service provided by the Sanitation Department to the city residents to dispose of large bulky items such as couches, mattresses, large boxes, furniture, brush (that doesn't meet city specs* for yard waste collection), washers, dryers, water heaters and excess household waste that doesn't fit inside your cart.
If you find yourself having to use this service for excess household trash that doesn't fit in your cart for weekly collection, it may be more economical, to request an additional cart.
*City specs for weekly yard waste collection-Brush must be cut no longer than 5 feet in length and no larger than 3 inches in diameter and bundled and tied.
Special Collection charges are a minimum of $30.
Making a Special Collection Request
Special Collection Requests maybe made by calling 851-2812. We ask you to call when your items are out for collection. We will then collect them in 1 to 3 business days after you prepay for your special collection. The minimum charge is $30 for any waste up to 3 cubic yards. (example-03 CY is equal to a pickup truck load) $10 per Cubic yard for each cubic yard in excess of three yards.
Special Collection Request Crews Do Not Pick Up
- Loose debris and litter. Please sweep or rake after collection if necessary.
- Loose grass, leaves, weeds, twigs, and hedge clippings. It must be bagged or boxed and securely tied to be collected.
- Household hazardous waste (HHW), such as antifreeze, pool chemicals, oil, batteries, wet paint, tires, appliances containing freon, crossties, and electronics.
See the green stations page for proper disposal information.