Bulky Items - Recology South Bay: Cupertino
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Bulky Items

Accepted Items:

  • Garbage – bagged or boxed items must fit within an 8-foot long, 4-foot wide and 4-foot high area and be and cannot weigh more than 50 lbs each.
  • Construction and demolition – total weight should not exceed 250 lbs
  • Bulky items – limit 3 per collection, ie refrigerators, computer monitors or furniture.
  • Wood & organics – neatly stacked clean, unpainted, and untreated wood cannot weigh more than 50 pounds; no pressure treated wood, such as railroad ties; branches should be less than 6-inches in diameter (boxed or in a trash can) and cannot weigh more than 50 lbs; please bundle or box all materials.

On-Call Collection

For large items that don’t fit in your bins, like old furniture, appliances, or extra bags of recycling and trash, schedule an On-Call Collection.

Residential customers receive two curbside on-call collections per year at no additional charge. If you exceed your number of free pickups, you may request additional collections for a fee. If you are a tenant in a multi-family building, please contact your property manager to schedule a pickup.

Each collection must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and items must be on private property only (entrance to your driveway) and not in the street or on the sidewalk no later than 7 AM.

NEW – As a safety precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, On-Call Collection is limited to items that can be securely bagged or boxed (no loose materials). Bulky item collection is limited to 3 individual items.

We do not accept hazardous waste, liquids, items with oil, diesel, gasoline, tree stumps, poison oak, or bug-infested material.

Schedule a collection



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



If you have extra organics, recyclables, or landfill material that won’t fit in your containers, you may purchase Extra Bag Tags. Just place the tag on your materials near the curb and your driver will pick it up on your regularly scheduled garbage pickup day.

Please call customer service to purchase Extra Bag Tags. They can be used at any time and have no expiration date.