Bulky Items

For large items that don’t fit or belong in your Recology  carts, like old furniture, appliances, or mattresses, schedule a curbside Bulky Item Recycling pickup. This program does not accept hazardous waste, construction and demolition debris, or auto parts and tires.

Residential Bulky Item Recycling (Curbside)


Residential customers (buildings with 5 units or less) receive two curbside Bulky Item Recycling collections per year at no additional charge, and each unit in a multi-family building (6 units or more) is eligible to receive one no-charge curbside collection. You may request additional Recology Bulky Item Recycling collections for a nominal fee. Once you’ve scheduled your pickup, please place your items next to the curb in front of your residence (take care not to block the sidewalk), and attach a sign that reads RECOLOGY.

You may leave up to 10 items per collection appointment. Please view the full list of accepted items. If you have textiles, you may also call 415-330-1300 to schedule up to 10 boxes, bags, or bundles of textiles which does not count toward your 10 bulky item limit.

Residential & Commercial Hauling Services

Residential and commercial customers can schedule Bulky Item Recycling curbside collections for a fee (for residential customers who have exceeded their free collections or for larger pickups).

This Recology hauling service is provided to SF residents and businesses as needed or on a daily basis. Unlike the residential curbside program, there is no limit to the number of items we can collect. Please review our acceptable item list.

Contact us to receive an estimate or schedule a collection.


If it’s possible that some of your items, such as sofas and tables, could find a new secondary life, please consider donating to one of the many non-profit agencies in San Francisco. Not only will you be helping divert items from the landfill – you will also be helping a great organization!