In most U.S. cities, set a bulk item pickup appointment by calling 311 or by setting clearly marked bulk trash outside on a specific day of the month. Local city governments administer bulk trash pickup according to different local regulations.
New York City administers bulk item pickup for residents who call 311, request an appointment online or leave clearly marked bulk trash items outside on a scheduled bulk item collection day. The city sets forth specific rules governing certain types of bulk trash: refrigerators must have their doors removed and pick up scheduled in advance, while sharp items must be securely wrapped in cardboard and labeled.
Baltimore, Maryland sets aside a single day per month for bulk item collection and requires residents to schedule a pickup at least three days ahead of time by phone or using an online application. Baltimore does not collect building materials such as wood, roofing shingles or sheet rock.
Columbus, Ohio collects bulk items only by appointment. Residents can schedule a collection online or by calling 311. Washington, D.C. requires residents to call 311 and make an appointment 10 to 14 days prior to pickup. Phoenix, Arizona does not schedule appointments at all; residents must leave their items out on a scheduled bulk item collection day.