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Large Item Scheduling & Collection

To schedule a large item please call 717-843-1240
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Household items that do not fit the weight and size limits for regular trash are considered "large-items" and must be scheduled IN ADVANCE. York City refuse customers may schedule up to (5) household furniture/appliance items each week, as needed.

Acceptable Items

The following is a list of items that may be scheduled for large-item collection. Remember items must be scheduled IN ADVANCE.

NON-METAL (examples):

  • Bedframe (wood)
  • Boxspring (with wood and material frame)
  • Carpet (must be cut/rolled/tied to maximum 4’ length)
  • Chair
  • Desk (wood)
  • Dresser
  • Infant car seat
  • Mattress
  • Record player/stereo
  • Shelf (wood)
  • Speaker
  • Sofa, loveseat, stuffed chair
  • Table
  • Toilet, bathtub, shower enclosure
  • Typewriter
  • Headboard/footboard (set); or wood bed frame

METAL (examples – mostly major appliances or large furniture):

  • Air conditioner
  • Bedspring (all metal, very old style, with no wood or material on it)
  • Bed rails (set)
  • Bike
  • Cart (metal)
  • Cast Iron Tub
  • Desk (metal)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Grill (NO propane tanks, must dispose of privately)
  • Hot water heater
  • Lawn mower (must drain/remove fluids…gas, oil) (NO riding mowers)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator (must remove doors)
  • Sink
  • Stove
  • Tires (on the rim only;tires from passenger vehicles only). 
  • Tires that are off rim (limit of 2) should be placed as regular trash and each tire replaces a bag of trash.
  • Washer

Non-Acceptable Items

There are some items that will not be collected under the city's curbside program and which must be handled privately. These include, but are not limited to:

  • NO items in cardboard boxes or bags (put items in bags for regular trash collection)· Cardboard boxes must be emptied/flattened/bundled and placed for recycling on the first collection day in your area.
  • NO automobile tires that are larger than passenger-size vehicle tires
  • NO TVs, Computers or items that plug into computer (i.e. monitor, keyboard, mouse, modem, etc).A PA law went into effect 1/24/13 which bans these items from collection/disposal.  Customers must deliver them to an Electronic (E-Cycle) Program.  (YORK CITY residents/businesses ONLY may bring items on the first Saturday of each month to the rear of 900 S Vander Ave, from 10 am - 2 pm.  ID will be required.)  YCSWA offers a county-wide drop-off at their site off Toronita Street in Manchester, PA on the 3rd Saturday each month from 9 am - 1 pm (see www.ycswa.com for more information)
  • NO bricks, concrete, stone, dirt or the like (must be handled privately)
  • NO building lumber/wood (must be cut/bundled and set as regular trash. Max: 3’ L; 40 lbs)
  • NO car parts (hoods, fenders, doors, seats, batteries, etc. ) Exception: baby seats may be scheduled
  • NO copy machines (must be handled privately) (Exception: table top/printer size only)
  • NO garage doors (must be handled privately)
  • NO HAZARDOUSE WASTE ITEMS (chemicals/stains) 
  • NO metal poles with concrete attached (must be handled privately)
  • NO paint cans. (Seal cans tightly and place in regular trash bags/cans for regular curbside collection.)
  • NO pianos/organs (Exception: child size pianos/organs may be scheduled)
  • NO pool tables (Exception: child size game tables may be scheduled)
  • NO propane tanks from gas grills (must be handled privately)
  • NO riding lawn mowers (must be handled privately)
  • NO shingles (must be handled privately)
  • NO wood bundles (set these out as regular trash. Building type wood must be cut into bundles. Max: 3’ long and 40 pounds.  Each bundle replaces a bag of trash in the bag limit.)
  • NO contractor size bags and no large “toter” trash cans (or cans exceeding 32 gallons) for regular curbside pickup.

How To Schedule a Large Item For Collection

    • What DAYS is your trash collected?  Monday/Thursday  (OR)  Tuesday/Friday
    • What is your ADDRESS?
    • WHERE is your trash PICKED UP? Front, Rear (OR) Side
    • What ITEMS are you scheduling for pick-up? (Limit of 5 items)  (i.e.  Sofa, Chair, Stove, Refrigerator, etc.)
    • What is your NAME and PHONE NUMBER?

After all the information has been logged, you will be given a date for collection of your items. Large items may be placed at your designated collection point after 5:00 p.m. the day before and no later than 6 a.m. the day of scheduled collection.