What is Bulk Waste?

Bulk waste is any item that is too large to fit into a regular garbage can due to size, shape or weight. Bulk pickup service is included with the regular Waste Management collection service. 


Martin County residents may place bulk waste items out for curbside pickup on one of their schedule garbage collection days. Items too large and/or too heavy will be tagged by the driver and scheduled to be collected within (5) business days. 

Examples of acceptable bulk items for curbside pickup include:

  • Appliances (white goods)
    • Dishwashers
    • Refrigerators, freezers
    • Stoves
    • Washers and dryers
  • Bicycles and toys
  • BBQ grills (no propane tanks)
  • Carpet, rugs
  • Furniture
    • Chairs
    • Couches
    • Dressers
    • Tables
  • Mattresses, box springs

Construction or remodeling debris from a resident's do-it-yourself project (cannot exceed two (2) cubic yards per week):

  • Cabinets
  • Bathtubs
  • Doors
  • Drywall
  • Fence 
  • Flooring
  • Insulation
  • Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Water heaters
  • Windows
  • Wood

The following bulk items will NOT be collected curbside:

  • Automotive parts, cars, boats or engines.
  • Construction or remodeling debris that was NOT generated from the premises where it has been placed for disposal. The homeowner or property owner will be responsible for the removal of this debris.
  • Contractor/commercially generated waste. All construction material generated by a contractor must be disposed of by the contractor.
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Waste that has been placed under utility lines or low branches, on top of water or gas meters, telephone/cable boxes or within 3 feet of mailboxes or fire hydrants.
  • Waste generated from vacant lots.


  • Place bulk waste out on your normal collection day(s).
  • Place bulk waste within 6 feet of the curb.
  • Please containerize all loose debris.
  • Do NOT place bulk waste in storm swales, in front of culverts or drainage areas.
  • Tape window and door glass panels to keep glass from breaking and becoming a safety issue. 
  • Remove or seal doors on all appliances ("white goods") such as refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers, etc.


Residents may also dispose of bulk items for a fee at the Solid Waste Transfer & Recycling Facility.

Schedule a Bulk Pickup

Bulk waste pickup does not require scheduling, although it is recommended that you call Waste Management to schedule a bulk pickup so that the waste is placed on the collection schedule the day that you call.

To schedule a bulk waste pickup, or if you have bulk waste that may require the grapple truck with claw, please call Waste Management at (772) 546-7700.