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Bulky Item Pickup

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June 2021. Your loved one has finally convinced you to get rid of that ragged, old, love seat. The mini fridge that you have had since college has left you in the cold and is no longer working. Or perhaps you have decided it’s time to retire the old gas mower and upgrade to an electric one. The trash cart’s not big enough! What do you do with these large items that you no longer have a use for?

Depending on the item and whether it is still usable, you could possibly donate it. A good first choice. But if this isn’t feasible, your second option is to have the item picked up by your waste hauler (Waste Management or EJ Harrison). Bulky items like these are oversized or overweight household articles that do not fit in your trash cart and may need special handling, like water heaters, washers, dryers, televisions, computers, furniture, etc. 

Thousand Oaks residents may request up to two free collections and a total of four bulky items picked up FREE per calendar year. (Additional collections are subject to a fee). Schedule a pick-up with your hauler and simply place the bulky item at your curbside on the morning of your scheduled pick-up and your hauler will do the rest. It’s that easy!

Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and some limitations apply. As a general rule, items that can be picked up or handled by one person are accepted. Refrigerators and freezers may incur a freon disposal fee. 

Smaller appliances, such as a toaster oven, blender or vacuum, can be dropped off at a Goodwill donation centerGoodwill is a certified e-waste recycler and will accept appliances and other electronic products, working or not. They do not accept larger appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines. For more information and hours, check out our Reuse and Donations page.

Mattress disposal: Although mattresses can be picked up by your trash hauler as a bulky item, State law requires retailers to haul away your old mattress when they deliver a new mattress to you, so we recommend that you utilize this option. More information about mattress collection is available at this link.

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