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Bulk Items


The City of Gainesville provides automatic bulk collection service to curbside residents along with their garbage pick-up.  Most items will be picked up with the garbage, however, bulk items that are too large will be picked up within a 24 hour period. 

Residents still must call Customer Service, (352) 334-2330, by 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to schedule a "White Goods" pick-up.  For City Residents, White goods (washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, etc.) are always scheduled for Wednesday pick-up.

E-scrap (electronics) collection was inplemented August 8, 2011 and provides curbside collection by disabled citizens working with ARC of Alachua County.  Your participation can help ARC provide much needed jobs, while recovering valuable materials that would have been buried in a landfill otherwise.  To help prevent curbside theft of electronic items, place your e-scrap nearer to the front of your house than the curb.  If you use the on-line form, indicate where e-scrap will be located.  If you have questions call Customer Service, 334-2330 to schedule and discuss where to place your e-scrap for pickup.  E-scrap is always scheduled for pick-up on Friday so City residents must call to schedule a pick-up before 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Keep in mind, as another alternative, you can still recycle your old computer equipment by sending it back to the computer company when you purchase a new system.  For a list of vendors that will take old computers check the A-Z Recycling Source.

City of Gainesville curbside residents can request "White Goods" and "E-Scrap" pick-up service on-line by clicking on the links below:


Example of Items that will be collected: 

Automatic Pick-up for BULK  
BULK ITEMS Child Equipment (car seat, walker, stroller, etc.)  
Furniture (including patio) Luggage/Trunk  
Gym equipment BBQ grill (no tank)  
Household item (vacuum, ironing board, broom, blinds, etc.) Garden tools (rake, shovel.wheelborrow, etc.)  
Interior remodeling debris (do-it-yourself projects only) Carpet (5 ft., 40 lb. rolls)  
Large child toys (including bikes & riding toys) Pool/Sandbox (1 pc. formed plastic)  
Basketball backdrop/Pole (broken down, no concrete) Trampoline/Swing set (broken down)  


Must Schedule White Goods  


WHITE GOODS (large appliances)  
Stove/Oven Dishwasher
Refrigerator Washer
Freezer Dryer
Air conditioner Hot water heater


Must Schedule E-Scrap  


E-SCRAP (electronics)  
Desktop computer tower/monitor Tape Recorder
Computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, etc.) Television
Computer printer/scanner/fax Telephone/answering machine
Laptop Computer

VCR/DVD player

Game system Power tools (NO gas equipment)
Stereo/radio Microwave


City of Gainesville Ordinace Chapter 27, Article III, Section 73 (11) requires that if a service contractor performs the interior remodeling, the contractor must haul off all interior debris.

• Large items such as swing sets must be disassembled and all concrete must be removed from any poles or posts.
• Do-it-yourself interior remodeling debris can be no more than 2 cubic yards in volume. This is the equivalent of a level pick-up truckload.
• Each piece of interior construction debris must be less than 5 feet in length and less than 40 pounds.  Carpet should be rolled.
• Smaller interior construction debris such as broken tile and wood scraps must be in a container and weigh less than 40 lbs.
• Large glass items such as table tops, shower doors and mirrors OR heavy furniture such as console TVs may require collection at a later time.


Items Which WILL NOT Be Collected Include:
Miscellaneous trash that could fit in the garbage cart or an official yellow bag.  No bags or boxes full of smaller items.
• Exterior structures such as fencing, outbuildings, decks, doghouses, exterior remodeling debris.*
• Commercially generated waste
• Concrete, brick, exterior drywall, shingles, paint, pallets
• Propane tanks, water tanks from wells, or any type of drums
• Gas engine equipment, car parts or tires
• Pianos, organs, pool tables

* A minimal amount of exterior debris may be collected. (i.e.: a single section of gutter or down-spout, or a few fence or deck boards)

If you have any questions about an item for pick-up, call Customer Service at (352) 334-2330.

Check out the A-Z Recycling Source to find alternative ways to recycle unwanted items.

 Last Update:  5/10/12