Get your bulk items collected

Twice a year, Austin residential trash and recycling customers can place large items out on the curb to be picked up. These items include appliances, furniture, and carpet.

  1. Use the this tool to see what bulk items can be picked up. Bulk items are items that are too large for your trash cart, such as appliances, furniture, and carpet.


  2. Consider donating your items before placing them on the curb for pickup.

  3. Look up your bulk pickup weeks. We only collect bulk items from Austin residential trash and recycling customers twice a year, and customers have different pickup weeks. If there is no upcoming pickup date for your address, the next available date may be too far out. Check back in a few months.

  4. Review the bulk item pickup do’s and don’ts below.

  5. Place bulk items at the curb in front of your house by 6:30 am on the first day of your scheduled collection week.

  6. Separate items into three piles:

    • Metal—includes appliances, doors must be removed
    • Passenger car tires—limit of eight tires per household, rims must be removed, no truck or tractor tires
    • Non-metal items—includes carpeting and nail-free lumber

  7. The three separate piles are collected by different trucks and may be collected at different times throughout the week.

Bulk item pickup do’s and don’ts

Do not put bulk items in bags, boxes, or other containers. Bags will be treated as extra trash and are subject to extra trash fees.

Do not place any items under low hanging tree limbs or power lines.

Do not place items in an alley in any area in front of a vacant lot or in front of a business. Items will not be collected from these areas.

To prevent damage to your property, keep bulk items 5 feet away from your:

  • Trash cart
  • Mailbox
  • Fences or walls
  • Water meter
  • Telephone connection box
  • Parked cars

Contact information

Outside of Austin: (512) 974-2000

Contact information

Outside of Austin: (512) 974-2000

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