Items List

Portland resident who receive trash and recycling collection from the City of Portland are eligible to participate in the Bulky Item Collection Program. Restrictions may apply. Please call 207-874-8801 for question or to check eligibility if needed.

Bulky Collection printable detailed instructions

Small Items List

Not all inclusive
  • 2-drawer file cabinet (empty)
  • Baby / child car seats
  • Baby or small children's furniture
  • Bike
  • Carpet - roll and cut no longer than four feet
  • Chair - small
  • Chests (empty)
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  • Computer stand
  • Desks (empty)
  • Dresser / bureau
  • Fan
  • Garbage cans - leave note indicating to take the can
  • Grills - remove propane tanks
  • Hampers (empty)
  • Hassock
  • Lamps
  • Mirrors - using tape, make an "x" over the glass before putting it curbside
  • Patio furniture
  • Rocking chair
  • Sewing machine
  • Small lawn care equipment
  • Small table
  • Space heater
  • Stroller / carriage
  • Tire - off rim
  • Toys - large
  • TV stand (not entertainment center)
  • Vacuum cleaner / rug cleaner

Large Items List

  • Bed frames - dismantle and tied together
  • Box springs
  • Carts (metal) - No grocery carts
  • Chairs - stuffed / recliners
  • China cabinet / hutches - empty; tape the glass
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  • Couch / futon
  • Dishwasher (empty)
  • Dryer
  • Entertainment centers (empty) - tape glass, if applicable
  • Gym equipment
  • Lawnmowers - remove gasoline, remove battery, if applicable
  • Loveseat
  • Mattresses
  • Oil or kerosene heaters (Must be empty)
  • Pool covers - folded; only folded covers 75 lbs or less will be collected
  • Riding lawnmower - remove gasoline, remove battery, if applicable
  • Stove
  • Table - large
  • Tires - off rim, automobile /motorcycle only
  • Washing machine
  • Water heater (empty)
  • Water tank (empty)

Items That Will Not Be Collected

There will be no Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) or e-waste accepted for this program.

What We Cannot Take

For the safety of our employees, please no nails or sharp objects.

We cannot accept liquids or sludge, dirt, rock, hot ashes, concrete or asphalt, hazardous or infectious waste, construction and demolition debris or appliances containing a refrigerant.

Here are some examples of unacceptable items:
  • Appliances with coolant (air conditioner / dehumidifier / refrigerator / freezer, etc.)
  • Any materials resulting from work performed by a general contractor
  • Automobile parts including motors, tires on rims, doors, fenders, batteries, bumpers, etc.
  • Items in bags (place in blue city trash bags)
  • Bricks / concrete / cinder blocks, etc.
  • Building material from home projects including renovations and remodeling
  • Cardboard boxes (Please recycle.)
  • Fencing material
  • Dirt / sand / loam / asphalt / rocks (any inert material)
  • Liquids of ANY kind
  • Paint and other hazardous waste (Bring to Riverside Recycling for disposal information.)
  • Pallets
  • Plaster / sheetrock / drywall
  • Propane / oxygen tanks
  • Railroad ties
  • Roofing materials, shingles
  • Yard waste
Many of these items can be taken to Riverside Recycling Facility located at 910 Riverside Street. For alternative disposal and recycling options for this material, please visit their website.