Bulk Item Collection Program


Picture of bulk item collection Curbside collection of bulky items that do not fit into the black trash barrel is available to current City of Mesa solid waste customers for an additional charge and must be scheduled in advance.  This service includes the collection of items such as prepared or bundled yard waste, furniture, mattresses and other large household items.  Items such as refrigerators, stoves and washers can be picked up through the Appliance Recycling Program.


How much does it cost and how do I schedule a pickup?

Bulk item collection charges vary, depending on the amount of material to be picked up, and start at $19.99 per load (load size is approximately 4'x8'x4').  To schedule a bulk item pickup or for more information, please call Solid Waste at (480) 644-6789.  Residents may also submit an online request.

Mesa residents may also use the Salt River Landfill as an alternative bulk item disposal option.


Preparing for a bulk item pickup

  • Place bulky items at the curb anytime after 6 p.m. the night before but no later than 6 a.m. on your scheduled bulk item collection day.  If you need to cancel or reschedule, a 24-hour advance notice is required and you may do so by calling (480) 644-6789.  A trip fee of $10.23 will be assessed if items are not at the curb when our crew arrives.

  • Place light weight items such as grass, palm tree skins, bark, twigs, wood pieces and other small items in plastic bags or small boxes.

  • Place cactus in small cardboard boxes.  This will protect our crew as they handle this material.
  • Cut items such as tree branches, wood, and carpet and tie them into bundles not to exceed 24" in diameter, 48" in length, or 60 pounds in weight.

  • Place furniture, such as tables, chairs and couches, at the curb for collection. No special preparation required.

  • With the increase in bed bug activity, all customers will be asked if any of their items have come in contact with bed bugs.  There are no additional charges for handling these items.  However, we will require that residents please follow the measures below to make our crew aware of the hazard.

    • On a sheet of paper, conspiculously write "BB" so the message can be easily seen by our collection crew.  This will ensure their safety when handling these items.

    • Using strong tape, attach the paper to EACH ITEM containing bed bugs.

Please avoid the following:

  • Do not place dirt, rock, gravel, cement, shingles, bricks, blocks, oil, paint, batteries, or any hazardous materials out for collection.  City crews will not collect these items.

  • Do not use bulk item service to dispose of cardboard boxes.  Cardboard can be recycled.  Please use your blue recycling barrel (for residents with curbside collection service) or drop it off at the nearest cardboard recycling site.

  • The City of Mesa does not collect used tires.  If you have automobile tires that you need to discard, bring them to our Household Hazardous Waste Collection events or contact the Maricopa County Solid Waste office at (602) 506-7060 for the nearest drop-off location.



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Solid Waste Management Department

Customer Service
(480) 644-2221

Department Managers

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

Walk-in service requests/payments:
55 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

6935 E. Decatur St.
Mesa, AZ 85207

Office Hours:
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Fridays & holidays


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