Bulk Materials

Bulk trash is picked up free of charge to all Burlington residents all year round as of January 2021.



For questions or concerns please call 336-222-5111 or email kmurray@burlingtonnc.gov.

  • Bulk trash includes items such as furniture, mattresses, rolled carpet/padding, appliances, metals, bulk limbs, and yards waste.
  • Bulk trash/limbs are collected on a convenience schedule (not guaranteed same-day pickup) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by specially equipped vehicles. Place these items at the curb by 7am on your trash collection day.
  • Banned Landfill items WILL NOT be picked up. Abandoned Banned Landfill Items left at the curb may be collected and a $15 fee will be charged. 
  • Banned Landfill Items include:
    • Scrap Tires
    • E-Waste(Computer Equipment, Televisions, etc)
    • Wooden Pallets
    • Hazardous/Liquid Waste
    • Used Oil/ Used Oil Filters/ Antifreeze
    • Lead Acid Batteries
    • Fluorescent Lights/ Mercury Thermostats
    • Beverage Containers from ABC permit holders
    • Regulated Medical Waste
    • Oyster Shells
  • The following items WILL NOT be picked up:
    • Items that are too large to fit into the collection vehicle 
    • Building materials and lumber in excess of two 32-gallon containers
    • Logs and stumps
    • Closed containers (such as oil drums)
    • Automobile parts
    • Banned Landfill Items
  • Bulk trash WILL NOT be collected from businesses or institutions.
  • Trash must be separated by content (metals/brush/other trash), and may involve multiple pickups.

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