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Free Bulky Item Pickup

The City of Carlsbad offers free, curbside pickup of large and bulky items too big for regular trash pickup. Carlsbad residents may dispose of up to five bulky household items, three times annually, at no charge. Residents must call Waste Management at 760-929-9400 at least 24 hours in advance of their regular collection day to schedule a pickup. Residents may schedule additional pickup appointments at a cost $35 for the first item and $5 for each subsequent item. 

Some of the eligible items include:

  • AC units
  • Barbecues (no propane)
  • Basketball hoops (max 6’)
  • Furniture
  • Doors
  • Mattresses
  • Toilets
  • Large appliances
  • Water heaters
  • File cabinets
  • Electronic waste (televisions, computers) 

For a full list of items that qualify for the program, visit the city’s website at www.carlsbadca.gov, under City Services/Environmental Programs.

View our video on How to Dispose of Bulky Items.

The city recommends residents consider donating useable goods to charity or allowing others in the community to use them. Waste Management is a partner with Freecycle, an online network where members give away and receive items for free in their own communities. 


January 26, 2016