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. Please give Recology a call for more information on where to dispose of these items.


Accepted Bulky Items:


  • Appliances

  • Electronics
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture
  • Metal Items (includes scrap metal)
  • Textiles
  • Carpet & padding
  • Small and large loose items
    (small items should be boxed or bagged)

Curbside Collection
Residential customers receive two curbside Bulky Item Recycling collections per year at no additional charge, while apartment dwellers receive one no-charge curbside collection. If you exceed your number of free pickups, you may request additional Recology collections for a fee. Once you’ve scheduled your pickup, please place your items next to the curb near your residence, and attach a sign that reads BIR (Bulky Item Recycling).

This Recology service is included in your regular monthly rate.  You may leave up to 10 items per collection, along with up to 10 additional boxes, bags, or bundles of textiles per collection.

Recology also offers low-cost hauling services for general pickups and clean-ups – there is no limit to the number of items we will pick up in a collection, and we are happy to come inside your home and remove items for you if needed.

NO hazardous wastes; material that can be placed in your regular Recology compost, recycling, or landfill carts; oversized items (such as pianos), auto parts and tires; and construction debris will not be accepted in this Bulky Item Recycling program.



Curbside Collection & Hauling
Commercial customers can schedule Bulky Item Recycling collections for a fee, either curbside or inside pickup. This Recology hauling service is provided to San Francisco businesses as needed or on a daily basis. Please give Recology a call or use the contact form below to receive free estimates.



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!