Bulky Waste Pick-up Guidelines 

The City of Berkeley offers 1 Bulky Waste Pick-up per calendar year for single-family homes and multi-unit residential buildings up to 4 units. Advance appointments are required, and must be scheduled by the property owner. Appointments can be made for a Tuesday or Thursday throughout the year.

To participate in the Bulky Waste Pick-up Service:

Quantity Limit: The maximum amount of trash per residence is 3 cubic yards. This is the equivalent of 20 large (32-gallon) garbage bags. If your material exceeds this limit, you may be charged a fee for the additional amount.

Appointment Day: Set out materials for pick-up by 7:00 am on your pick-up appointment day. Do not set out material more than 1 day ahead of your pick-up appointment.

Pre-Paid Extra Refuse & Plant Debris Bags: can be purchased throughout the City at locations listed under Extra Pick-up Bags in this link: www.cityofberkeley.info/refuse/#MissedPickups

Materials & Items Acceptable for Pick-up 


These Items Are NOT Acceptable for Pick-up
(for additional alternatives for disposal, see the Transfer Station information)

Give Reusable Items a 2nd Chance!
Pick up a Reuse Directory at your local library - a list of over 200 places in Berkeley and Albany to rent, repair, buy, sell, and donate reusable items. For more information on reuse, call the Alameda County Recycling Hotline: 1-877-STOPWASTE, or visit their website at www.stopwaste.org.

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