Don’t Dump that TV or Microwave in the Trash

It may be tempting to try to sneak a TV, microwave or other bulky item in your trash or recycle container, but Waste Management will not service (empty) a container that holds “contaminated” items—bulky items that are not supposed to be in there.

If you have a bulky item you need gone, there is a simple procedure in place to properly remove some of the unwanted or broken clutter from your life.

How to Get Bulky Items Picked Up

Waste Management has reinstated its free bulky-item collection on the third Saturday of every month. 

Residents must call Resident Services at 949-597-4600 prior to setting out bulky items. Place items near your trash enclosure or the same location where you place your trash carts on Friday night or before 7 a.m. on Saturday. 

In-home bulky-item pickup remains suspended until further notice due to coronavirus-imposed social distancing practices. 

Click here for a list of accepted and unaccepted bulky items, as well as Saturday collection dates for the remainder of 2020. 

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