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Free Bulky Item Pick Ups for Residents


Twice a year, Recology provides a scheduled pick up service to single family residents in San Carlos. Recology's Bulky Item Pick Up service is a safe and responsible way to dispose of items you no longer want or need and is offered at no additional charge.

Before you call Recology, be prepared with an accurate list of items you want picked up. 

If you have more items that are accepted in one Bulky Item Pick Up, you can choose to use both of your free pick ups for the year in one day. Please let the Customer Service Representative know this when you are scheduling the appointment. 

What Recology Will Pickup
Recology will take up to two cubic yards (3ft. x 3ft. x 6ft.), or the equivalent of 12 garbage bags (32 gallon size) of bagged, boxed or bundled garbage, recyclables or compost. Recology drivers cannot pick up loose items that are not bagged, boxed or bundled. In addition, they will also take:
  • One large appliance such as a washing machine, clothes dryer, refrigerator or freezer
  • One bulky item such as a mattress set (mattresses and box spring), one piece of furniture such as a recliner or desk, or tires (up to four)
  • One e-waste item such as a computer, computer monitor, microwave or television