About Bulk Trash Services

Bulk trash consists of materials that are too large and must not be placed in the garbage or recycling container. Materials such as furniture, large appliances, mattresses, toilets and large amounts of vegetation are often considered bulk trash. Bulk trash is currently collected from city-serviced residences four times each year. 

Please be aware that the weeks of bulk trash placement and collection can invite possible illegal dumping. It is important to stay vigilant and report any kind of suspicious activity to the police or the Public Works Department. 

Bulk Trash Schedule

​*Update* A printable copy of the new 2019-2020 Bulk Trash Collection Schedule will be available on this webpage in November 2019. The schedule will also be inserted in your November city services bill. In the meantime, you can find out bulk trash collection dates for 2019-2020 on ​Phoenix IMAP

​For the current schedules:​​

Interactive Collection Schedule2018-2019 Bulk Trash Collection Schedule PDF2018-2019 Bulk Trash Collection Schedule PDF (en Espanol)


Bulk Trash Placement Rule

City ordinance allows nine days prior to the scheduled collection week to place bulk trash out for collection. It is a violation of city ordinance to place trash out before the listed “Placement Begins On” date. Please separate your green organics bulk from the bulky trash.​

  • Bulk trash must be placed out by 6 a.m. on the “Collection Begins Week Of” date

  • If you have curbside collection of trash containers, place your bulk trash on your property, parallel to the street or curb

  • If you have alley collection of large black trash containers, place your bulk trash in the alley

Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping – also known as “midnight dumping” and “open dumping” is the dumping of trash without legal permission at another location. This includes dumping yard waste, appliances, tires and other garbage in alleys, dumpsters, vacant lots and open desert locations. 

If illegal dumping is in progress, call: 

  • Police Department at 9-1-1 (emergencies)​

  • Crime Stop at 602-262-6151 (non-emergencies)

  • ​​Otherwise, contact Public Works at 602-262-6251.

All Information is confidential.

​​Unacceptable Materials

Our Bulk Trash crews will not pick up the following:

  • More than 20 cubic yards per residence, or a pile the size of a SUV
  • Loose debris and litter
  • ​Loose grass, leaves, weeds, twigs and hedge clippings
  • Household hazardous waste (HHW), such as antifreeze, pool chemicals, oil, batteries and paint
  • Community piles
  • Materials placed in the Bagster bags
  • Materials such as bricks, concrete, dirt, rocks, asphalt and roofing shingles/tiles
  • Construction materials in excess of 25 pounds or over four feet long
  • Metal or car parts in excess of 20 pounds or over four feet long
  • ​Tires, any shape or size
  • Glass such as windows, shower doors, patio doors, mirrors, fluorescent tubes, etc.
  • Tree trunks or stumps longer than 4 feet and bigger than 12 inches in diameter
  • Appliances that use refrigerants such as freezers, refrigerators and air conditioners

Other Procedures

  • Please sweep or rake area after collection, if necessary

  • Securely bag or box all grass, leaves, weeds, twigs, and hedge clippings before placing out for bulk trash

  • Make sure all tree trunks or stumps are cut down to sizes smaller than 12" in diameter

Contact Us

Public Works Department