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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 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

To find out when your bulk trash will be picked up​​, please go to the interactive map, plug in your home address and click on "Bulk Trash Collection Schedule" on the right hand menu. A printable schedule is also available for your convenience.

Interactive Collection Schedule2017-2018 Bulk Trash Collection Schedule PDF2017-2018 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.​

How to report illegal dumping

If 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 602-262-7251.

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 larger than 12" 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
200 W. Washington St. 7th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
602-262-6251
cityservicesbill@phoenix.gov