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Bulky Items

Accepted Bulky Items:

5 garbage bags (32 gallon size) of garbage OR 1 item no longer than 6 ft and no heavier than 100 pounds, such as washing machines or dryers.

We cannot accept hazardous waste, construction and demolition debris, dirt, sod, concrete, liquids, rock, hot ashes, and materials that exceed five feet in length. Items that weigh over 100 lbs may require an extra fee.


Pacifica residents receive 3 curbside bulky item collections per calendar year at no additional charge. If you exceed your number of free pickups, you may request additional collections for a fee.


Customers may schedule bulky item collections for a fee. Businesses may utilize this service on a daily basis or as needed. Give us a call to receive free estimates.

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Before you toss it, consider donating usable items to a friend, local charity, or non-profit organization in San Mateo County. Not only will you be helping divert items from the landfill – you will also be helping a great organization!

Please visit any one of the sites below for more information:

      • Assistance League of San Mateo County
        Funds from resale are used to purchase new clothing, uniforms, and books for underprivileged elementary school children and new books for family literacy programs.

      • California Materials Exchange
        CalMAX’s mission is to build reuse markets for materials from businesses, organizations, industry, schools, and individuals, and to find markets for non-hazardous materials that may otherwise be discarded.

      • Children’s Fund of San Mateo County
        The Children’s Fund benefits children and teens being served by the County of San Mateo’s Human Services Agency, probation, and mental health departments, as well as any children living in poverty throughout San Mateo County.

      • FreeCycle
        A grassroots and non-profit organization of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own communities.

      • Goodwill┬«
        Goodwill® inspires hope and self-confidence, helping people from all backgrounds and walks of life to feel successful, valuable, and dignified.

  • Pick of the Litter
    Buy or donate items and help homeless animals. All proceeds benefit the Peninsula Humane Society.

  • RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching)
    Everything you donate is used to help children learn.

  • Recycle for Breast Cancer
    Help protect the environment and support a worthy cause. Recycle for Breast Cancer provides prepaid shipping labels, envelopes, or collection materials based on the condition, quantity, and weight of the items you have.

  • RecycleWorks Reuse Guide
    A listing of local organizations that accept household items for donation.

  • Samaritan House
    A non-profit agency serving low-income families and individuals in San Mateo County.

  • St. Vincent de Paul
    A non-profit organization that provides direct assistance to anyone suffering or in need