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Bulky Item Collection

Carlsbad residents may dispose for FREE 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 pick-up.

Residents may schedule additional pick-up appointments at an additional cost.  Please check the city's Master Fee Schedule for current fees.

View our video on How to Dispose of Bulky Items.

Acceptable Bulky Items

A/C unit Dryer Mattress
BBQ (no propane) Desk Sink
Basketball hoop (max 6’) Dishwasher Sofa
Bed frame File cabinet Spa cover (cut in half)
Bookshelf Freezer Stove
Box spring Garage door (motor & track only) Table
Bureau Hutch Toilet
Cabinet Ladder Washer
Chair/Recliner Lawnmower (push) Water heater
Dressers Mirrors (wrapped) Weight bench
Doors Electronic Waste (televisions, computers, etc.) Wheelbarrow

Special Handling

  • Carpet cut down to 4 ft. in length and bundled (one roll)
  • Gym set disassembled and bundled for easy handling
  • Swing set disassembled and bundled for easy handling

Items NOT Accepted as Bulky Items

Auto Parts Garage Door Shopping Cart
Bath Tubs w/ showers attached Green Waste Shower Module
Boats Household Hazardous Waste Sliding Glass Door
Cabinets (bathroom, kitchen, etc.) Piano Spa
Camper Shell Plywood / Wallboard Tires
Carpet Pool Tree Stump
Construction & Demolition Debris Pool Table Universal Waste (batteries/fluorescent bulbs)
Electronic Waste Roofing Windows
Fencing Satellite Dish