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Solid Waste Tips
Solid Waste Tips

Bulk Trash

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(480) 503-6400

Bulk trash pick up is a service for items that are too large to fit in your trash container. All items collected are taken to the landfill. Click here to determine your bulk schedule.


Household trash is not accepted for bulk pick up and should be bagged and placed in your trash container.

Bulk items can be placed out between Saturday and 5:00 AM on Monday of your collection week. Pickup may occur any day during your collection week.   

If you have items that were placed out on time but were not collected, click here to report a missed bulk pick up.  

Bulk items we collect:

  • Furniture that cannot be donated
  • Mattresses
  • Dishwashers
  • Yard waste
    • Trimmings less than 5 feet in length and 12 inches in diameter
    • Grass, leaves, and weeds (bagged and tied) 
    • Cacti (boxed and contained)
  • Glass (boxed, sealed, and labeled)
  • Televisions (CRT, DLP, Rear Projection) 

Bulk items we do not collect:

  • Household garbage that is liable to decay (kitchen waste)
  • Construction, Remodel or Demolition debris (rock, concrete, drywall, lumber, roofing material, countertops, cabinets, carpet, tile, glass doors, and mirrored doors)
  • Auto parts (engine block, tires, and rims)
  • Hazardous waste (tires, vehicle fluids, paint, pool chemicals, propane tanks, flat screen TV's, electronics, etc.)
    • These items are accepted at our Household Hazardous Waste Facility  *The Household Hazardous Waste facility is scheduled to reopen on June 3, 2020 with temporary changes to operations and hours.

  • Major appliances (washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and water heaters)

Requirements 

  • Bulk trash pile may not be larger than 10 feet long by 5 feet wide by 5 feet high
  • Place all acceptable bulk items in the street against the curb
  • A minimum of 5 feet away from all obstacles including trash/recycle containers and vehicles
  • Out for pick up no earlier than the Saturday prior to your collection week and no later than 5:00 AM on Monday of your collection week

Special Pickup For Acceptable Items

Your bulk pile that exceeds 10’ X 5’ X 5’ but is no larger than 20’ X 5’ X 5’ can be collected for a nominal fee. Special collections start at a minimum rate of $33.00 per 15 minute increments. Tonnage fees may also apply. Special collections may not be requested the week before your normal bulk collection week.

Call Customer Service at (480) 503-6400 to arrange for a special pick up.  All special pickups must be scheduled and confirmed BEFORE they are set out for service.

Want to haul it yourself?

There are two designated transfer stations available for Gilbert residents to dispose of a load of waste once every 30 days at no cost

Requirements to utilize this program include: 

  • You must be a Gilbert resident and provide a valid photo I.D. with the same name and address as shown on the utility bill (delinquent bills will not be accepted).
  • Load must not exceed one ton. Resident will be charged for entire load if over allowable weight.
  • Load cannot contain any Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).
  • No appliances.

Transfer station locations:

*Transfer stations require a high visibility safety vest to be worn. Vests are available at facilities for purchase.

Donate it!

Many slightly used items can be donated to a non-profit organization benefiting the community, local organizations and the environment. Contact your favorite organization to make arrangements for a drop off location or pickup. 

Appliance Recycling Program 

Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, water heaters, and air conditioners are collected and recycled. Dishwashers are not eligible, but can be placed out for bulk trash.

To schedule a large appliance pickup, call Customer Service at (480) 503-6400 before noon on the Tuesday of your bulk pick up week. After scheduling, place appliance out for pick up according to the following guidelines:    

  • At the front edge of your property (avoid blocking sidewalk).
  • Limit of 2 total appliances can be scheduled per collection. 
  • All food and beverages must be removed from refrigerators and freezers prior to scheduled collection.