Large Item Pickup
If you have big and bulky items you need to remove from your home or workplace, or need to pick up a large purchase from a store, there are a few ways you can organize a large item pickup.
- Donate to Charities
- Coordinate with your city clean up initiatives
- Haul to landfill
- Use Bungii
Donate To Charities
The most productive way to remove items you are no longer using is to ensure they will find use again. Donating your things will support local charities like Goodwill and The Salvation Army and avoid landfill fees.
Some donation centers will make house calls and come pick up your items in box trucks. Call ahead of time and make sure your local donation center will accept your items and ask if large item pickup is an option.
City Clean Up Initiatives
Almost all major cities conduct large item pickup campaigns to help residence get rid of big and bulky stuff that won’t be accepted by donation centers.
Large items that are typically accepted include:
- Appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers)
- Furniture (sofa’s, dressers, cabinets, table & chairs)
- Lawnmowers, snowblowers, yard equipment (must be empty of fuel)
- Scraps from carpeting, tile, or wood flooring (recommended to be wrapped or tied)
Not all things are accepted by city clean ups. Here are a few types of items you can expect to be denied:
- Hazardous waste (flammable, toxic, explosive, radioactive or biologically active)
- Batteries, oil, or fuel
- Liquid waste
- Fertilizer or pesticides
- Glass panels or extremely fragile items
- Paint, varnish, or stain removers
If your large items for pickup fall under the list of accepted, check with your city’s instructions so you know where to place them on the correct day of pickup. Most are organized for curbside pickup, but it never hurts to double check.
Haul to Landfill
If your city doesn’t have a haul away day, or you can’t wait for the next one, taking your items to a local landfill is the next best option. Renting a trailer, asking your neighbors, or borrowing a truck for the day can help clear out your large items.
It may not be the easiest solution, but loading up your old fridge you can’t stand to look at any longer might be worth the hassle.
It’s a good idea to call your local landfills to confirm their hours of operation, see what items they will accept, and find out their pricing model. Most landfills will charge a flat fee for any load under 500 pounds total.
The easiest and most versatile way to take care of your large item pickup is to use Bungii.
Bungii is an app based service that puts a pickup truck and driver just a few taps away. We can pick up a large item purchase from any store, help complete a Craigslist pickup, or help haul away large stuff to the landfill or donation center.