Mattresses, sofas, shelves and exercise equipment (the things that don't fit in the trash container) … people go through a lot of them! It’s what we call “bulk waste.” But why can’t you just set it all out with the trash on trash day?
While everything seems the same at first glance, several factors need to be taken into consideration when scheduling collection of bulk waste including size, weight and type material that you want to dispose of.
The first thing to take into consideration is that all trash trucks have a standard width and height off the ground. Items placed into the truck need to fit into the "hopper" so they can be compacted. All items must be light enough to lift straight up approximately four feet straight up to make it over the lip of the truck and into the hopper.
Residents can schedule collection of 3 items of bulk waste every week, all year long. But having this additional service does require a bit of organization … and when it comes to trash collection … timing is very important. Call (703) 257-8252 to schedule your bulk waste collection at least 24 hours before your collection day. By scheduling bulk waste collection residents can make sure that what they are setting out can be collected by the City and that their bulk waste is collected quickly – keeping our streets clean and safe.