What qualifies as a bulky item?

If the item is larger than 2’ x 2’ x 2’, or bigger than what will fit inside a tall kitchen (13 gal.) garbage bag, then it is a bulky item.

Some items, such as a wood pallet, can be broken down into smaller pieces, which would either reduce or avoid the bulky fee. Some bulky items can also be broken down into individual recyclables. Let's say you have a small couch to dispose of that cannot be donated or sold. This item can be broken down:

  • the fabric and stuffing are textiles
  • the springs, staples, screws, braces, etc. are scrap metal
  • the wood frame is scrap wood

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1. Why are we being charged for bulky waste?
2. Instead of charging for bulky items, why not raise the permit fee?
3. I paid for my Transfer Station permit for the year expecting it would cover everything I want to drop off at the Transfer Station. Why isn’t bulky waste included in the fee I paid?
4. Why isn’t this being implemented on the new permit cycle?
5. How were the fees determined?
6. What qualifies as a bulky item?
7. Is this related to Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT)?
8. How will the Swap Shed function? Will items left there be charged?
9. Will I be charged for items that can be recycled, such as wood or metal?
10. What about plastic? Isn’t it recyclable?
11. How does the Transfer Station intend to manage this new program?
12. How does the payment work?
13. What is the difference between a rug and a carpet?
14. Can residents with private haulers dispose of bulky waste at the Transfer Station?