Oversized Items and Dumping
Oversized Items and Tires
The Streets Department does not accept metal oversized items or tires as part of curbside collection. Automotive tires and appliances, such as stoves, washing machines, refrigerators, hot water heaters, etc. should be taken away by a private hauler, or residents may bring these items (limit of two oversized items and four tires) to one of our Sanitation Convenience Centers
Residents may continue to set out compactable furniture, such as sofas for collection at curbside, up to two items per week. Mattresses and box springs must be bagged and sealed in plastic mattress bags and taken to one of our Sanitation Convenience Centers
Above photos are examples of approved mattress disposal bags. You can find mattress disposal bags at most major retailers and home improvement stores, such as Home Depot, Lowe's, Kmart, Amazon.com, etc.
Televisions and Computer Equipment
Televisions and computer equipment will not be collected curbside. These items may be discarded at scheduled Household Hazardous Waste events, or through other private means. Residents may also bring these items to a Sanitation Convenience Centers
Illegal Dumping is a Crime
- Maximum fine of $10,000
- Possible vehicle confiscation
- Prison up to five years
You Can Stop It!
- Get the license number and description of the truck or car
- Call 215-685-9500 to report it
- Contact your local Police District to request the Code Violation Notice (CVN) trained officer
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Dispose of your trash and construction debris legally.
There are legal sites in Philadelphia to recycle or dump your trash and construction debris. Please take your oversized items to Sanitation Convenience Centers
or to a private facility.
Oversized Trash & Construction Debris
Small contractors and individuals using pickup trucks may take trash to the following facilities to dispose of materials legally for a fee:
Republic Services Transfer & Recycling Center
2904 S. Delaware Avenue
Cash Customers, 7am-3pm
Bath and Orthodox Sts.
6:00am - 6:30pm, Monday-Friday
6:00am - 11:30am, Saturday
Richard Burns, Co.
4300 Rising Sun Avenue
6:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday
58th and Woodland Avenue
6:00am - 3:00pm, Monday-Friday
6:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday
For additional information about recycling, check your Business-to-Business Yellow Pages for names of recyclers. You can also call 215-686-5560 for information on recycling other materials. The City of Philadelphia is providing this list only as a service and does not endorse any of the companies. If you know of other licensed facilities that should be included, please call us at 215-686-5560.