Bulk Waste

Bulk Waste collection is intended for those items that are too large to fit inside the garbage roll cart. Bulk waste items must be set out by the curb two items at a time. Drivers will only collect two items per service.

Guidelines for Bulk Waste collection:

  • Place only two bulk waste items curbside at a time
  • Bulk waste items must be within three feet of the curb or edge of the street
  • Bulk waste items must be at least three feet from other fixed objects

Some examples of accepted bulk waste:

  • Couches
  • Mattresses
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Appliances (“White goods”)

Once two items have been collected, residents may place two more items curbside. Bulk items do not require scheduling from the resident. Drivers will make note of bulk items curbside as they move along their routes. Bulk items will be collected within three business days; however, if bulk items are placed at the curb in between services, you will need to schedule a pick up by calling the W&R Customer Care team (863) 284-4319 or emailing PolkWasteWise@polk-county.net.

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Do not place the following materials/items in your garbage roll cart or at the curb. If any of these items are found in your cart or at the curb, they will be tagged with an instructional notice and not serviced. Call (863) 284-4319 for proper disposal information.
  • Trees or land clearing debris e.g., rocks or large tree remains, including trunks, stumps or root systems regardless of how small they have been cut See Yard Waste Collection Specifications
  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Tires
  • Automobile Parts
  • Engines
  • Asbestos
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Explosives, including propane cylinders
  • Biomedical Waste, including sharps/syringes used for medical purposes
  • Household Hazardous Wastes, such as:
    • Lead-Acid Batteries
    • Used Oil or Oil Filters
    • Any product labeled:
      • Toxic
      • Poison
      • Corrosive
      • Flammable
      • Irritant

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