The 2016 Bulky Item Collection

BULKY ITEM COLLECTION PROGRAM TECHNICAL ISSUES RESOLVED.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Public Works Bulky Item Collection Program 


For those who wish to participate, the Department of Public Work’s bulky item collection program provides a convenient way to dispose of many items. Everyone who lives in a home, apartment building, or condominium that receives weekly service from Portland’s trash and recycling crews is eligible to participate. Items that weigh 30 lbs. or less and do not fit in a city trash bag, will be collected free of charge (limit 10 items per dwelling unit per year) while items that weigh more than 30 lbs. will be collected subject to a $40 fee.  
Click here to request your tag.


Please Note: If the item fits in a City trash bag it is NOT eligible for the program.

How it works 

The Process:

  1. Put together a list of the bulky items you wish to get rid of.
  2. Fill out the web form with the name of your street (street name only). 
  3. Locate your property on the street and click the Apply/View link on the left.
  4. If requesting collection of large items, you must provide payment information via Paypal when asked.
  5. When the transaction is complete, you will receive an email confirmation of your order.
  6. Your bulky item tag will be mailed to you when it is available. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
  7. Affix appropriate tag/sticker to each item.  Each item must have 1 sticker/tag.
    • Small items should be set out on your next collection day
    • Large items should be placed curbside on the date noted on the tag.

View a list of items that CAN and CANNOT be collected

SMALL BULKY ITEMS  10 Free per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30)

SMALL BULKY ITEMS that qualifying for FREE curbside collection may include items as pictured below.  To qualify as a FREE SMALL Bulky Items must be:

  1. Too large to fit in a City of Portland 30 gallon trash bag
  2. Weigh less than 30 pounds
  3. Item can be safely lifted and carried curbside by one individual
Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste, Universal Waste, household garbage, remodeling etc. is NOT included

Small Item

bike

Small Item

mower small

Small Item

kitchen chair

Small Item

chair 3

SMALL BULKY ITEMS that qualifying for FREE curbside collection may include items as pictured below.  To qualify as a FREE SMALL Bulky Items must be:

  1. Too large to fit in a City of Portland 30 gallon trash bag
  2. Weigh less than 30 pounds
  3. Item can be safely lifted and carried curbside by one individual
Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste, Universal Waste, household garbage, remodeling etc. is NOT included

LARGE BULKY ITEMS $40 fee per eligible item

Large Item Curbside Collection 

LARGE BULKY ITEMS are subject to a $40.00 disposal fee for curbside collection. Qualified large items include items weighing over 30 pounds and must be approved prior to collection.  Items that qualify as LARGE $40.00 Items must:

  1. Be one single item (bound together if broken)
  2. Be wrapped in plastic prior to placing curbside if ANY type of infestation is suspected due to health risks. 

Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste, Universal Waste, household garbage, remodeling etc. is NOT included

Large Items $40.00 per item

Large Bulky Items $40.00 per item

Large Item $40.00 per item

Kitchen appliances

Large Item $40.00 per item

riding mower

View a list of items that CAN and CANNOT be collected

Please Note: If the item fits in a City trash bag it is NOT eligible for the program.


Electronics
Please note that the city’s bulky item collection program cannot pick up electronic items such as televisions, computer monitors or other computer components and peripherals. For more information about recycling these items, see e-waste recycling web page.    


Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!! 
From time to time, residents have a need to get rid of common household items that do not fit in a City of Portland trash bags. If such items are still in usable condition, we encourage residents to donate them to charitable organizations or to make them available to other people who may have a use for them. Below are websites that may help people find new homes for usable items.

Websites with helpful information:

Blue recycle symbol  Alltech - Assistive Equipment  http://www.alltech-tsi.org/services/recycle-and-reuse-center

Blue recycle symbol  Best Buy – Electronics http://bestbuy.com/recycling  ($25 fee for TV’s & Monitors)

Blue recycle symbol  Craigslist - http://maine.craigslist.org   

Blue recycle symbol  Freecycle - http://groups.freecycle.org    

Blue recycle symbol  Furniture Friends - http://furniturefriendsportland.org

Blue recycle symbol  Goodwill of New England - http://www.goodwillnne.org

Blue recycle symbol  Habitat for Humanity – Restore - http://habitatportlandme.org

Blue recycle symbol  Portland Gear Hub - Outdoor sporting equipment - www.portlandgearhub.org  

Blue recycle symbol  Ruth’s Reusable Resources - http://www.ruths.org

Blue recycle symbol  Staples - Electronic Recycling - http://staples.com/recycling  

Blue recycle symbol  Threads of Hope - http://www.ccmaine.org/thrift-store  


Local Companies

Several local companies in the greater Portland area collect bulky items and offer basement & garage clean-up services. Prices vary on the level of service desired and the types of materials to be collected. Residents are welcome to contact these service providers for more information. Many of them advertise in local publications.

The City of Portland has contracted Clarke Painting to collect the LARGE bulky items from your curbside.            

CLARKE PAINTING www.clarkepaint.com/other-services/


Clarke Painting offers a wide variety of Southern Maine property management services, such as; Lawn Care and Leaf Removal, Trash Removal, Roofing, Asphalt, carpeting and more. Clarke will even hang your Christmas lights for you!!  Please visit their website for more information.

 

                                            Request a Bulky Item Tag Now!
  
   
      

Request a Bulky Item Tag Now!

Websites with Helpful Information