Bulk Waste

Bulky Waste Information

Bulky or large waste items may be set out curbside with your regularly scheduled refuse pick-up.

  • Limit two items per week.
  • Place at curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the night before collection and no later than 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection.

Accepted Bulky Items

Do not disassemble or place anything below in trash bags, please leave all items whole. 

Bulk waste includes common large and over-sized items, such as:

  • Sofas, recliner chairs and tables
  • Box springs, mattresses and dressers
  • Stoves, washers and dryers
  • Toilets and hot water tanks
  • Windows and cabinets
  • Carpet & fencing in bundles not exceeding 35 pounds or 5 feet in length

Not Accepted Bulky Items

The City of Pittsburgh DOES NOT collect the following items: 

  • Televisions, computers, peripherals (Mouse, keyboard, etc.)
  • Freon appliances
  • Household chemicals/hazardous wastes
  • Demolition and construction wastes
  • Batteries, light bulbs
  • Car and automobile parts, tires

Excessive Bulk Waste

Single-Family Dwelling: No charge for 2 or fewer bulk items per collection. 
Small Apartment Buildings: No charge for 2 or fewer bulky items per unit per collection.

Note: Fees will be assessed for the collection of bulky waste if more than two bulky items are collected. Call our office at 412-255-2773 to arrange for a special pickup.

  • $173.00 for first hour or portion thereof for pick-up of more than 2 items. An additional $54.00 for each hour (or portion thereof) after the first hour, if necessary.
  • Personal checks or money orders are accepted and they are to be made payable to the City of Pittsburgh Treasurer.