Bulky Items

Residential Curbside Collection


How are textiles handled?
        • Effective 10/9/20, textiles are now part of your bulky item pick up. They are no longer unlimited.

Do I qualify for a Bulky Item Recycling Collection (no charge)?
      • The Residential Bulky Item Recycling Program is only available to residents of the city of San Francisco.
      • Participating properties must have an active residential or apartment account with Recology Sunset Scavenger or Recology Golden Gate.

How many collections do I get?
      • Residential customers are entitled to two Bulky Item Recycling collections per calendar year.
      • Multi-family owners/operators are entitled to one Bulky Item Recycling collection for each building per calendar year.
      • Multi-family tenants: each unit within an apartment building is entitled to one Bulky Item Recycling collection per calendar year.
      • Tenants may call us directly to schedule a collection.
      • Unused collections do not accumulate.
      • Textile are no longer unlimited and are now part of your bulky pick up.

What items can I place out for collection?
      • Please review our acceptable item list.
      • Have a list of the items you want us to take away ready when you call to schedule a collection.
      • This program is not for extra household garbage items or recyclable items that can be collected in your recycling cart (i.e.; paper, cardboard, bottles and cans).
      • You are responsible for all material set out at your address.

What if I have more than 10 items or I am out of Bulky Item Recycling collections for the year?
      • Customers with more than ten items can pre-approve the collection and charge for additional items from the curb.
      • Customers who have used their allotted collections for the calendar year may schedule additional appointments by calling customer service.

How do I schedule a Bulky Item Recycling collection?
      • Appointments can be made using the Bulky Item Recycling Form.
          • San Francisco residents can email customerservice@recologysf.com to schedule an appointment.
          • Please be ready to list all of your items for collection.
          • We will schedule your collection for the next available business day, Monday – Friday and review the set out guidelines with you.

How do I set my items out for collection?
      • Place your items neatly at the curb in front of your residence no earlier than 6:00 PM the day before the scheduled collection and no later than 6:00 AM the day of the scheduled collection.
      • Write RECOLOGY on a piece of paper and attach it to one of your items. This will let City agencies know your set out is scheduled for a collection.
      • PLEASE NOTE: Unless you identify an alternate curbside location (back alley, etc…) our drivers will only look for your set out in front of the service address you give us.