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Bulky Waste Pick-ups

COVID-19 Change in service: Republic Services will be eliminating the collection of any material not placed in carts – this includes excess trash bags placed next to carts, bulky waste, used oil and filters, batteries, and sharps containers. These changes will be effective Monday, March 30, 2020 until further notice.

Residents can drop off their used oil and filters, batteries, and sharps containers to the Special Waste Collection Center (SWCC) located at 9255 Disposal Lane. The SWCC is open Sunday to Wednesday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

If you have bulky waste to dispose of, Republic Services is allowing all Elk Grove residents to haul a 5 cubic yard limit per load of waste to the Elder Creek Transfer Station (8642 Elder Creek Road) at no additional charge. The Elder Creek Transfer Station is open from 6:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 6:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays. For more information please call (916) 387-8425.

We understand this may create an inconvenience for many of our residents and we offer our sincerest apologies. Thank you for your understanding. Contact: Republic Services (916) 635-2500 or City Staff (916) 627-3339

Dial Before you Pile

  • 3 times per year
  • Scheduled by appointment on your regular trash day
  • Call (916) 635-2500 to make an appointment

Bulky waste should not be placed out for collection more than 24 hours prior to the day of your appointment.  Placing material out sooner may result in a citation for illegal dumping, this includes any material added or dumped on your pile by unknown persons.

Basic Service Information

When and Where:
Bulky Waste Pick-ups are available to residents three times per year free of charge. Materials must be placed out for collection in front of the residence and on the same side of the street.
How to Schedule:
Simply call Republic Services at (916) 635-2500.
Pile Size:
Correct Pile Size A pile measuring 7' x 6' x 4' is the maximum amount of material that will be accepted. This is equal to five cubic yards of material, which is about the size of a pick-up truck bed filled even with the top of the cab. If you think you might have more than the maximum, please notify Republic Services when you schedule your pickup. View charges for excess materials

Acceptable Items

Acceptable materials include items such as the following:
  • old toys
  • appliances
  • furniture
  • PVC pipes (not to exceed 4" in diameter and 5' in length)
  • junk
  • pruning waste
  • lumber (not to exceed 4" in diameter and 5' in length. Fencing must be disassembled)
  • tree branches
  • TV's*
  • Computer monitors*

*Please notify the Republic Services representative if you have these items when you call to schedule your pickup.

Unacceptable Items

Unacceptable materials include items such as the following:
  • commercial waste
  • dirt
  • rocks
  • bricks
  • tree stumps
  • combustible materials
  • liquids
  • toxic materials
  • household garbage
  • steel pipes
  • batteries
  • heavy materials, such as large car parts (bumpers & engines).

Oversized Piles

If a resident places an excessive amount of material (more than 5 cubic yards) at their curb without prior arrangements, Republic Services crews will collect the first 5 cubic yards and leave a Non-Collection Notice (tag) on the remaining material. Alternatively, they may collect all material and charge an additional fee according to the fee schedule.  Any uncollected material must be removed immediately to avoid a citation.
Oversized Pile


Self Haul

All Elk Grove residents are entitled to self-haul one load of material to the Elder Creek Transfer Station once per year at no cost.

What can you take to the transfer station?  Please refer to the acceptable / unacceptable item list for curbside bulk waste pickups.

Note: Hazardous materials are not accepted at the transfer station. Visit our Special Waste Collection Center to dispose of these items.


On-call pick-up of Excess Refuse and Bulky Waste

Republic Services can schedule a pickup (fees applicable) of excess refuse and bulky waste should residents need an additional pickup beyond the three free per year available by way of the Neighborhood Cleanup Program. The fee for this service is restricted to 5 cubic yards of material or a pile measuring 7' x 6' x 4' is the maximum amount of material that will be accepted. This is equal to five cubic yards of material, which is about the size of a pick-up truck bed filled even with the top of the cab.

For questions regarding any of the services above, please call Republic Services at (916) 635-2500

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