Large Load and Bulky Item Options

Do you need to dispose of a large load or bulky item? Large loads may include yard / landscape waste and small quantities of home construction debris. Bulky items are those too large for the curbside bins such as home furnishings, TVs, mattresses and box springs, carpet, and appliances.

While large loads and bulky items are not collected through regular curbside or apartment recycling programs, they can still be recycled or even donated for reuse.

To dispose of bulky items you have several options:

  1. Free Pick-up (single family homes only): Contact Republic Services of Salinas for acceptable items and other requirements, such as how and when to set on curb. One bulk waste collection per year is included as part of your curbside collection service. Additional bulky item pick-up services incur a fee.
    Call: (831) 775-3840

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  2. Annual Cleanup Events: The City of Salinas offers residents free, annual cleanup and recycling events when you may drop off items at a location near your home. For specific dates, times, and locations, watch for announcements in the newspaper or mail or view the Upcoming Recycling Events calendar.
  3. Self-Haul: You can drop off bulky items at any of the Salinas Valley Recycles facilities. Fees may apply depending on the item; Please check the fee schedule to see what items may require a disposal fee.
  4. Debris Boxes: Republic Services of Salinas offers dumpster and container rentals for the collection and disposal of large quantities of bulk items. Rent a debris box to collect materials for a cleanup project or remodel construction.
    Call: (831) 775-3840
  5. Donate or Sell: If any items are in good, reusable condition, please consider a donation to a local reuse business or charitable organization. Why pay to dispose of something when someone else might be willing to pay you for it? Visit the Reuse Guide to learn more.