Bulky Item/On Call Clean-up Program

Single family residential customers are entitled to four bulky item/clean-ups per a rolling 12-month period (scheduled no less than eight weeks apart). Choose one of the following service options to get started with your clean-up. Extra bulky item/clean-ups can be arranged for a fee.

Option 1

COMPANY PROVIDED 1.5 CUBIC YARD BAGS (UP TO 2 BAGS)

 

OR

Option 2

Bulky Item On Call Clean up 32-Gallon Bags
HOUSEHOLD 32-GALLON GARBAGE BAGS (UP TO 14 BAGS)

 

OR

Option 3

Bulky Item Pickups (up to 3 items)
BULKY ITEMS PICKUPS (UP TO 3 ITEMS)

 


 

Zanker Materials Proessing Voucher
ZANKER PROCESSING FACILITY VOUCHER

 

Neighborhood Cleanup Registration
NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UPS

 

 

Option 1
COMPANY PROVIDED 1.5 CUBIC YARD BAGS (UP TO 2 BAGS)


STEP 1: GET THE BAGS.
  Contact Milpitas Sanitation to arrange your bulky item/clean-up service. We will deliver two (2) 1.5-cubic yard bags to your residence.

 

 

 

STEP 2: PREPARE THE BAG. Open the bags in the street curbside. THE BAGS MUST BE AT CURB FOR COLLECTION. (When full, they may be too heavy to move.)

 

 



STEP 3: FILL THE BAGS.
If possible fill your bag curbside twenty-four (24) hours before your scheduled pick up day. Commonly disposed of items include: bulky items (less than 75-pounds each), housewares, packaging materials (Styrofoam® blocks, large boxes), non-recyclable glass, paper and plastics, small rugs & mats, shoes, clothing, & toys (that cannot be donated), construction and demolition debris (excluding concrete, dirt, brick and rock) and wood (treated wood waste – wood that has been treated with a chemical preservative is considered hazardous waste and is NOT allowed). All items must fit within the bags and not protrude.

 

Option 2
HOUSEHOLD 32-GALLON GARBAGE BAGS (UP TO 14)

Bulky Item On Call Clean up 32-Gallon Bags

STEP 1: SCHEDULE.  Contact Milpitas Sanitation to schedule your clean-up service.

STEP 2: FILL THE BAGS. Fill up to fourteen (14) 32-gallon bags and place them curbside up to twenty-four (24) hours before your scheduled clean-up day. Commonly disposed of items include: housewares, packaging materials (Styrofoam® blocks, large boxes), non-recyclable glass, small rugs & mats, shoes, clothing, & toys (that cannot be donated). All items must fit within the bags and not protrude.

Out of the Bags (Applies to both Options 1 and 2)

SMALL E-WASTE: Place in a discardable box or bag and place next to the clean-up bags for collection.

HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES: Place alkaline and lithium batteries in a clear, zipper-lock style bag next to the bags but not in the gutter. Please tape terminals on all lithium, 6-volt and 9-volt alkaline batteries.

 

Keep Diversion in Mind (Applies to both Options 1 and 2) …

SCRAP METAL: Items (less than 30lbs.) can also be placed in the recyclable container side of your blue recyclables split cart.

YARD TRIMMINGS: Grass clippings, leaves and tree stumps less than 16” in diameter and length can also go in your green yard trimmings cart.

 

Not Allowed in the Bags (Applies to both Options 1 and 2)

The following items will NOT be collected as part of your clean-up service:

  • Loose materials placed outside the bags
  • Any item over 75 pounds (placed in the bags).
  • Wood longer than three feet in length.
  • Treated wood waste – Wood treated with a chemical preservative.
  • Automobile parts.
  • Dirt, sod, cement, rock and brick.
  • Hazardous waste.

 

Option 3
BULKY ITEM PICKUPS (UP TO 3 ITEMS)

Bulky Item Pickups (Up to 3 Items)

STEP 1: SCHEDULE.  Contact Milpitas Sanitation to schedule your bulky item pickup.

STEP 2: SET OUT ITEMS. Set up to three (3) large/bulky items at the curb for collection. Acceptable items include: mattresses, furniture, appliances, exercise equipment, single tires and more. Refrigerator or freezer doors must be removed or taped shut. One (1) electronic waste item such as a computer, printer, television, large microwave, and similar items can be set out for collection instead of one (1) large/bulky item. We will not collect concrete, dirt, brick, rock, or treated wood waste.

On the Side…

SMALL E-WASTE: Place in a discardable box or bag and place next to the clean-up bags for collection.

HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES: Place alkaline and lithium batteries in a clear, zipper-lock style bag next to the bags but not in the gutter. Please tape terminals on all lithium, 6-volt and 9-volt alkaline batteries.

 

Please Remember!
  • The bags or bulky items must be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
  • Do not place bags or bulky items near obstructions and move vehicles away for collection access.

HAZARDOUS WASTE HAS ITS PLACE. Hazardous waste does NOT belong in any Milpitas Sanitation cart, bin or bag.

Hazardous items like pesticides, fertilizers, pool & photo chemicals, paint/varnish, toxic cleaning products, smoke detectors, mercury-containing items (thermometers, CFLs/fluorescent lights, etc.), wood treated with a chemical preservative, unwanted medications, and sharps (needles, lancets, etc.) need to be taken to a hazardous waste collection facility. For more information and a list of Santa Clara County’s collection facilities, visit: HHW.org or call: 408-299-7300.

 

Other Free Options
ZANKER PROCESSING FACILITY VOUCHER

Zanker Processing Bulky Items Voucher

STEP 1: CONTACT CITY.  Contact the City of Milpitas to request a voucher that allows you to dispose of accepted bulky items at the Zanker Material Processing Facility at 675 Los Esteros Road in San Jose. Contact the City of Milpitas at 408-586-3341 or MilpitasRecycles@milpitas.gov.

STEP 2: LOAD UP. Fill up to one (1) vehicle load of approved items (approximately one standard pickup truck worth of items). Only one (1) vehicle allowed per registered resident. No pressure treated wood, E-waste, or hazardous materials will be accepted. 

STEP 3: GO. Deliver your materials to the Zanker Material Processing Facility at 675 Los Esteros Road in San Jose. Be sure to bring your voucher to present at the facility. DO NOT GO TO THE ZANKER MATERIAL PROCESSING FACILITY PRIOR TO RECEIVING YOUR VOUCHER. If you do, you will either need to pay for the disposal or will be turned away.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UPS

Neighborhood Cleanup

STEP 1: CONTACT CITY AND REGISTER.  Contact the City of Milpitas to find out when and where upcoming neighborhood clean-ups will occur. Register for the clean-up date that works best for you. Contact the City of Milpitas at 408-586-3341, MilpitasRecycles@milpitas.gov, or https://www.milpitas.gov/510/Large-Item-Pick-up-Cleanups

STEP 2: LOAD UP. Fill up to one (1) vehicle load of approved items (approximately one standard pickup truck worth of items). Only one (1) vehicle allowed per registered resident. No pressure treated wood, E-waste, or hazardous materials will be accepted. 

STEP 3: GO. On your scheduled clean-up day, deliver your items to the registered clean-up location. Be sure to bring a utility bill with your name and Milpitas address on it to present at the clean-up.

What is Treated Wood Waste? Treated Wood Waste (TWW) comes from old wood that has been treated with chemical preservatives. These chemicals help protect the wood from insect attack and fungal decay while it’s being used. Fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guardrails, and decking, to name a few, are all examples of chemically treated wood. As of January 1, 2021, Treated Wood Waste (TWW) will be considered hazardous material and must be disposed of as such.
Got Extra?

Additional garbage, bulky or e-waste items can be collected for a charge. A special type of collection bin is required for construction and demolition materials such as dirt, sod, cement, rock and brick. Contact us at 408-988-4500 for more information.

 

Reuse, Recycle or Donate First

Before throwing items away, consider reusing, donating or recycling them first.

City of Milpitas Reuse Line – 408-586-2680

Goodwill Industries – www.goodwillsv.org

Salvation Army – www.salvationarmyusa.org or 1-800-95-TRUCK

Santa Clara County’s Center for Development of Recycling – www.recyclestuff.org or 800-533-8414

Freecycle.org – www.freecycle.org

Remember to: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot & Donate before you dispose!

For a PDF of the Bulky Item/On Call Clean-Up Brochure in English, click here. For other languages, use the translate button in the upper left-hand corner on this web page and print directly.

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