Alhambra Reinstates Bulky Sweep Service


The City of Alhambra acknowledges that illegal dumping negatively affects the quality and appearance of the city, as well as the health and safety of its residents. Therefore, beginning on April 1st, bulky item sweep services will be reinstated, allowing residents and businesses to dispose of bulky items on their trash collection days without prior scheduling. More information is available on the Alhambra website.  Bulky Item Pick-Up | Alhambra, CA (

To cover the costs of conducting such services, residential and commercial rates will be adjusted starting on April 1st, 2023. Please visit the Solid Waste & Recycling tab to view the updated rates.

Until April 1st, 2023, residents must call Republic Services at 1-800-299-4898 or contact by email at least one day before placing bulky or electronic items on the curb.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact

Here's what you need to know:

Starting on April 1st, 2023, residents and commercial businesses can discard bulky items on their scheduled collection day without scheduling with Republic Services beforehand. 

Do not place items on the curb before noon on the day before your scheduled collection day, or you may receive a notice from the City's Code Enforcement Division to remove the items immediately.
Bulky items must be placed curbside and should not obstruct a public right-of-way. 

Do not place items on the street or block sidewalks or driveways. 

Residents living in gated complexes must place bulky items at the curb or in the alley, as drivers will not be able to go beyond the gate. 

If you witness illegal dumping or bulky items not collected on your service day, please contact Republic Services at 1-800-299-4898 or

Do not place household hazardous waste (HHW) or certain electronic waste in your trash bin or curbside. 

Take such items to a Household Hazardous Waste collection event. Visit our HHW webpage to learn more.

Accepted bulky items include furniture, appliances, electronic equipment, and bundled wood waste.

Illegal dumping of industrial waste, lawn/garden care products, paint and paint-related products, automotive fluids and batteries, beauty products and medicines, household cleaners, and miscellaneous household hazardous waste is subject to an administrative fine of $100-$500. Please visit our HHW webpage to learn how to properly dispose of these items.

Before discarding bulky items, consider donating or selling them to extend their lifespan and provide someone else with the opportunity to enjoy them. Most major thrift stores accept these items but be sure to call ahead first.

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