Large Item Pick-up

Large Item Pickup Program

The 2022 Large Item Pickup Program for residences (not businesses or apartment complexes) located within the Wheat Ridge city limits is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, May 21, 2022.

The FIRST 270 City of Wheat Ridge residences that register for the program will be eligible to have ONE large bulky household item picked up (see item examples below), that your residential trash service will not collect without extra payment. 

  • Up to 135 residences will have a pickup scheduled on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
  • Up to 135 residences will have a pickup scheduled on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

 Online/Telephone Registration and Program Information 

  •  Online registration Begins: Friday, April 1, 2022 at 7 a.m. Register
  • Telephone registration Begins: Monday, April 4, 2022, between the hours of 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Monday thru Friday only 303-205-7611 (Calls prior to April 4 will NOT serve as registration)
  • Registration Ends: Friday, April 29, 2022, or when capacity has been reached, whichever comes first. 
  • Verification of Wheat Ridge residency and pre-approval of the type of item to be picked up will be required at the time of registration.

Questions? (emails do NOT serve as registration for the program)

Additional Large Items 

  • If you wish to have additional large items picked up, you must contact Republic Services Customer Service (the contracted company for this program) at 720-201-1041; no later than one week prior to the scheduled large item pick up date to determine costs and availability of this service. Pre-payment to Republic Services will be required. THE CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE WILL NOT PAY THE COSTS TO PICK UP ADDITIONAL LARGE ITEMS.    

Program Guidelines

  • Only ONE, pre-approved large item will be picked up, unless pre-arranged thru Republic Services as listed above.
  • Pickup will not be approved for unit-type residences, such as apartments, townhomes, or condominiums. This service is also not eligible for businesses. 
  • Pickup hours are 7 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. There is no schedule of when pickups will be made on any particular street; therefore, each large item must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on the pickup date registered.  
  • Do not place the large pick up item with refuse to be collected by a regular collection service.   
  • Pickups will be made from private streets only if they are wider than 20 feet and loop to a public street, connect to a public street at both ends, or end with a standard size cul-de-sac.  
  • Trash containers will not be emptied; trash bags and additional large items will not be picked up.
  • A large item will not be picked up if two workers cannot safely lift it into the collection truck.  A wood stove, for example, will not be picked up due to its weight.

Examples of Large Items ALLOWED for Pick Up:

  • ONE piece of furniture, bed including mattress, box spring and frame, stove, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, sink, toilet, bathtub, door, window, water heater, gas grill (no propane bottle), swing set (disassembled) or bicycle

Examples of Large Items NOT Allowed for Pick Up:

  • refrigerator, freezer, or any item with Freon, microwave oven
  • wood stove 
  • television, computer monitor, and computer 
  • garbage bags full of trash or loose debris that will fit into a garbage bag or trashcan
  • trees, branches, or shrubs or mixed branches and trash            
  • household chemicals and paint, fuel tanks or cans, batteries, propane bottles, or closed drums
  • gravel, asphalt, pipe (any type or size), rock, sod, earth, concrete, brick, block, pavers, or roofing materials
  • tires 
  • engine blocks, car parts, or any small gas engine equipment 
  • materials or debris from a private contractor’s work