Large Item Pickup

Denver Solid Waste Management collects large or bulky items, along with extra bagged trash, monthly. Please use the directions below and the calendar to ensure proper use of the program and to help keep your neighborhood clean.


Large Item Pickup is scheduled on the same day as your regular trash and recycling collection. A maximum of 5 large items (such as furniture) and up to 10 bags will be collected from each service address. Find your day in the Trash and Recycling app or use the online lookup.

Step 1.Enter your service address

Step 2.Look for the Large Item entry on the Calendar view.

Collection Instructions

  • Place any loose items in containers or bags no larger than 32 gallons and weighing no more than 50 pounds. Do not set trash out in cardboard boxes.
  • Have all items out by 7 a.m. on your normal collection day.
  • Curb Customers: Place extra trash items in same location as your trash carts.
    Alley Customers: Place extra trash items directly behind your property.
  • Make sure the items are visible and placed at least 2 feet away from your regular carts, cars, poles and other obstructions.
  • Only set out large items during your scheduled Extra Trash Service week. Setting items out on other times is considered illegal dumping.

Accepted Items

Up to 5 large items


Includes: sofas, couches, chairs, dressers, tables, and television stands

If furniture is still in good condition, here are some options to consider instead of trash:

  • Refurbish furniture. Put a slipcover on a sofa or refinish a table and dresser.
  • Hold a yard sale. Sell your unwanted items and pocket a little extra spending money. Remember the saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”
  • List large items for sale online. There are multiple websites and apps available for reselling your belongings.  Here are just a few:
  • Donate items to local charities. Nonprofit organizations, such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army, accept most household items. Some charities will even come to your home and pick up items.
  • Organize a swap meet. Combine your unwanted items with your neighbors for greater results.
  • Search for drop-off options. Check out the online Recycling Directory for locations where you can donate and recycle all types of items.

Mattresses and box springs

Mattresses can be recycled (for a fee) with Springback Colorado. Please visit their website to schedule a pick-up or find drop-off locations. 

Toilets and sinks

Limit of one per monthly pickup.

Large toys and bicycles

For toys and bicycles in good condition: Check out the online Recycling Directory for locations where you can donate and recycle these items.

Carpet and rugs

Carpets and rugs must be rolled into pieces no larger than 4 ft. in height or not greater than 50 pounds per piece.

Exercise equipment

Includes: treadmills, stationary bikes, etc.

For items in good condition: Check out the online Recycling Directory for locations where you can donate and recycle these items.

Old trash containers

Please tape a sign saying "take away bin" on any containers needing removal. 


Up to 10 bags

Household trash

Composting and recycling can help reduce the amount of household trash; up to half of household trash is compostable food waste or yard waste. 

Bundled branches

Only bundled branches will be collected. Visit our FREE Cherry Creek Recycling Drop-off where you can compost these branches. 

Grass clippings

Grass clippings can be added to your compost cart. Or, skip the bag and leave the clippings on your lawn — learn more about the benefits of Grasscycling.

Many items that cannot be collected during Large Item Pickup service can be recycled or dropped off with specialty collection services.

Check the Recycling Directory

No Appliances

Schedule free appliance collection by appointment

  • Freon-containing appliances, such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners
  • Large metal appliances, such as stoves, dryers, and washers
  • Tubs, hot tubs or spas

No Yard Debris

Includes: dirt, sod, rocks, tree stumps, and branches larger than 4 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length.

No Construction Material

No Automotive Materials

  • Car parts or fluids
    • Schedule a pickup with the Household Hazardous Waste program.
    • Check the directory for shops that accept automotive fluids for disposal. 
  • Car tires or batteries — Check the directory for recycling drop sites and fees

No Hazardous Materials

  • Paints & chemicals
    • Household Hazardous Waste collection program
    • FREE paint recycling drop-off locations    
  • Electronics (televisions, computers, etc.)
    Please remember: it is illegal to put electronic items in the trash
    • Denver residents can request an E-cycle coupon for discounted electronics recycling (limit one per household per calendar year)
    • Check the directory for recycling drop sites and fees
  • Liquids
  • Hot ashes
  • Medical waste
  • Propane tanks

No Commercial or Industrial Waste

View our list of licensed haulers in Denver for transporting your excess trash.