Bulky Items

Accepted Bulky Items:

  • Large appliances (refrigerators, freezers—limit of 2)
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Scrap metal
  • Wood scraps
  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Textiles
  • Empty cardboard boxes
  • Electronics (TVs, computer monitors, keyboards, microwaves, cell phones, CPUs, printers, coffee makers, etc)

Bulky Item Drop Off Days

Recology Davis offers free drop off days annually for customers to drop off bulky items that don’t fit in their carts, like old furniture, appliances, or mattresses. Available to City of Davis residential customers only.  ID may be required.

2020 Drop Off Days:
Davis Recycling Center (2727 2nd Street)
Please be advised: our April Drop Off Days, previously scheduled for April 3 & 4 have been postponed due to impacts from COVID-19.  We will announce new days when information is available.

Unaccepted Bulky Items: Business waste, soil, sod, dirt, concrete, asphalt, commercial construction debris, automobile and truck tires, hazardous waste, regular household garbage, and furniture with lead paint. Household hazardous waste is not accepted at this event. Yolo County residents can bring their hazardous waste to the Yolo County Central Landfill every Friday & Saturday for free disposal.


  • What if I can’t transport my bulky items to the Davis Recycling Center due to disability?
    Individuals who currently subscribe to senior/disabled collection services may call us at 530-756-4646 for a special pickup appointment.
  • Can I request an on-call curbside collection?
    We offer curbside special bulky item pick-up service to residents for a collection and hauling fee. Please call for rates. To schedule a pickup, please call customer service at (530) 756-4646.
  • What if I want to dispose of my item before or after the drop-off days?
    Visit www.DavisRecycling.org for bulky item reuse and recycling options, or drop off items at the Yolo County Central Landfill (standard landfill fees apply). The Yolo County landfill also accepts reusable items for their thrift store everyday for free.


Please consider donating usable items (like sofas or tables) to a non-profit in Yolo County first. Not only will you be helping keep items from out of our landfill – you will also be helping great organizations!