This program allows residential customers of University Place Refuse the opportunity to schedule a curbside pickup of of up to 5 large items, such as: furniture, appliances, mattresses, barbeque, etc. This is free of charge. Residents will be able to take advantage of this one time per year.
How it works: UP Residents will call our office at 253-564-3212 to schedule a pickup. To be eligible, the customer must have an account with us that must be in “good standing.” The customer service representative will lead them through a series of statements and questions. They will need to identify the number of items. and specify what the items are. We will determine whether the items are eligible for pickup or not. If the items are eligible, the customer will be given a pickup date and asked that the items be placed out for pickup by 7:00 a.m. Items can’t be out any earlier than 5:00 p.m. the day before pickup is scheduled. A crew from University Place Refuse will come and pick them up. It’s that easy!
PLEASE NOTE: When you call to schedule, please identify ALL of your items at that time. There will be no changing or adding of items once the pickup has been scheduled.
This program has become extremely popular, and spots fill up quickly. We are only booking for the current AND following month’s spots. i.e. in April, we will only be booking pickups in April and May. In May, we will only be booking pickups in May and June, etc…
Items for pickup must meet the following guidelines:
• 5 item limit per pickup.
• 1 pickup limit per household per year.
• No single item may weigh more than 300 lbs.
• No item may be larger than 4 feet by 8 feet by 3 feet.
• All items for pickup must be empty.
• No item may be placed inside another item.
• No items containing hazardous materials, such as: gasoline, oil, asbestos.
Items must be from personal residence only, business or commercial items not accepted.
Eligible Bulky Waste – For the purposes of the program, eligible bulky waste items to be collected include the following:
Appliances – clothing washers and dryers, cooking stoves and ranges, microwave ovens, water heaters, refrigerators*, freezers*, and air conditioners* . .. All appliances must be empty. Doors are not to be removed, however freezers and refrigerators must be securely closed and well duct – taped shut. *There is a decommissioning fee for all appliances with compressors
Exercise Equipment – stationary bikes, treadmills, weight benches, etc. (the guidelines above still apply)
Carpet/Carpet Padding – Carpet and carpet padding is accepted, however It must be kept dry for pickup. Carpet must be in rolls no longer than six (6) feet in length and no wider than one (1) foot in diameter.
Carpet padding must be rolled separately. Each roll must be tied or taped at each end.
Glass items: glass tables, mirrors, glass cabinet doors – Not accepted
Home Improvement Items – Not accepted
Furniture – Items such as beds, mattresses. box springs, dressers, tables, chairs, trunks, etc . meeting size and weight criteria above (“Size Criteria”) are accepted .
Items must be emptied of their contents.
Electronics – Not accepted
Power Yard Equipment – Power yard equipment (i.e. mowers, edgers, trimmers) must be emptied of oil and fuel prior to pickup. Riding mowers will not be accepted.