Bulk Item Collection Program for Multi-unit Communities


Photo of crew loading a mattress on truck Large items, such as furniture or mattresses, can cause a potential safety hazard if placed in a trash bin.  These items can overload your container and cause it to become unserviceable.

To assist you with your disposal needs, the City of Mesa offers multi-unit communities a special collection program for these items.

Items such as refrigerators, stoves and washers can be picked up through the Appliance Recycling Program.

What items are acceptable/unacceptable?


Accepted Items Non-Accepted Items
Barbecue grills
(No propane)
(Including microwaves and air compressors)
Bicycles Construction materials
(Tile, brick, drywall, rock, dirt, shingles, cement, etc.)
* Bundle in 4-foot lengths
Hazardous Waste
(Place in small cardboard boxes)
Light Bulbs
* Bundle in 4-foot Lengths
Exercise Machines Propane Tanks
(Tables, chairs, couches, etc.)
Lawn mowers
(No gasoline)
Mattresses/bed frames/box springs  
Palm fronds  
Small household items
* Boxed or bagged
Small yard debris
(Grass, palm tree skins, bark, twigs, etc.)
* Boxed or bagged
(One large or a few small)
Water softeners  
Wood pallets
(no wider than 4 ft.)


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').  Multi-unit communities interested in scheduling a bulk item pickup or needing additional information should call (480) 644-6789.  Authorized account holders may also submit an online request and a Solid Waste representative will call you within one business day to schedule the pickup.

Pickups are limited and are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

**Residents should contact their property management company directly regarding bulk item disposal options for their community.

What days are available for pick up in my area?

Bulk pickup service is provided on Mondays and Tuesdays and is determined by your location area. (If the scheduled pickup day for your area falls on a holiday, service requests will be scheduled for a Wednesday pickup.)

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Bulk Pick Up Map
Preparing for a bulk item pickup


  • Designate an area on your property where your residents can place their large bulky items and keep them out of your bins.

  • Notify your residents of their disposal options for these types of items.

  • 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 safety hazard.

    • On a sheet of paper, conspicuously 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.

  • 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 out for collection when our crew arrives.

Please avoid the following:

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

  • Do not use bulk item service to dispose of cardboard boxes.  Cardboard can be recycled.  If your community generates a large amount of cardboard material on a regular basis, consider requesting a cardboard bin for your community.  Your residents may also drop off this material 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, contact the Maricopa County Waste Resources and Recycling office at (602) 506-4006 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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