Novato Sanitary District

Accepted Bulky Items:

  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Box spring
  • Couch
  • Dish washer
  • Dryer
  • Garbage compactor
  • Holiday tree
  • Love seat
  • Mattress
  • Recliner
  • Stove
  • Washing machine
  • Water heater

Bulky Items

Recology Sonoma Marin offers curbside bulky item collections for items that don’t fit in your cart, like old furniture, appliances, or mattresses.


  • Residential customers receive 4 free pickups per year (up to 7 bags or 1 item such as a couch)
  • Service account must be in your name
  • Up to 3 yards of materials per pickup
  • Each piece of furniture, large carpet, or appliance count as 3 cubic yards.
  • Driver must be able to load items safely into his truck
  • No liquid waste or hazardous materials
  • There is a charge for Freon appliances ($24.72) such as freezers, refrigerators, AC units, etc.

We do not accept liquids, dirt, rock, concrete or asphalt, hazardous or infectious waste, televisions, monitors, ashes and materials that exceed 6 feet in length.

These pickups can be a combination of items less than three yards. For example, a washer or a dryer could be one pickup. An old refrigerator could be another. The next one may be a worn out mattress and box spring. Save yourself four trips a year and let us pick up your bulky items for you. We will recycle what we can, and safely dispose of the rest. All you have to do is get it to the curb.

Each BIP must be arranged with us in advance. Your regular driver who picks up those blue, green and grey carts each week does not pick up Bulky Items. The BIP Driver handles a different kind of truck, and may not be familiar with your neighborhood. Therefore, it is important when requesting these pickups to let us know if, for example, you live on a corner and your address is on one street, but you place your carts on another. Also, if your carts are placed in an alleyway for service, we will need to know where these items are located so we can collect them.

Commercial customers may schedule a pickup for a fee. See below for rates.

Customers may call customer service to schedule a pickup at 1-800-243-0291 or email

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

Rates Effective 1/1/20

Twin Bed (mattress) $16.69 Twin Bed (box spring) $18.54
Double / Full (mattress) $20.09 Double / Full (box spring) $23.79
Queen (mattress) $25.34 Queen (box spring) $29.05
King (mattress) $29.05 Upholstered Chair $25.34
Bed Frame $9.89 Wooden Chair $4.63
Couch (under 6 feet) $59.66 Dinette Table $26.58
Appliances Yard & Garden
Water Heater (32 gal) $26.58 Gas Mower (must be drained) $12.68
Water Heater (40 – 50 gallons) $39.88 BBQ $8.04
Water Heater (up to 100 gallons) $59.66 Ping Pong Table $26.58
Oven $20.09 Exercise Bike $20.09
Oven (stove top) $13.30 Swing Set $18.54
Oven (stove unit) $13.30 Bicycle $9.89
Microwave $30.91
Garbage Compactor $20.09
Dishwasher $33.06
Refrigerator (freon) $105.10
Freezer (freon) $78.20
Air Conditioner (freon) $49.73
Washing Machine $39.88
Dryer $25.98
Wheelchairs $43.27
Bathtub – Fiberglass $24.73
Bathtub – Cast Iron $37.09
Building Materials
Household Door $4.02
Sink $11.43
Toilet $6.80
Household Items
Rug (9′ X 12′) $15.15
Vacuum $6.50