Bulk Item Collection

Bulk items are defined as large items of residential waste which, because of their volume, size, shape or weight, cannot be placed for collection in the City-issued garbage carts.

Household Bulk Items Collections for Automated Service Areas

Bulk item collection varies by item type and service area. Bulk items are collected the same day as your recycling. Set out all items no later than 6 a.m. on collection day. To confirm your schedule click here or please call 630-CITY (2489).  To schedule tires or appliances collections click on the link(s).


  •  Mattresses, sofas, chairs, other furniture and BBQ grills.
  •  Glass (mirrors, table tops)—must be wrapped and taped.
  •  Rolled carpet and padding—no longer than five (5) feet.
  •  Fencing – wire fencing must be rolled into bundles and secured, while wooden fences must be cut into sections.
  •  Each piece must not be longer than five (5) feet.
  •  Treated or painted wood – cut to six (6) feet in length or shorter.
  •  Place within five (5) feet of curb.