Bulky Items, TVs, and White Goods

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Residents should first consider recycling or donating large items before putting them out for trash collection. Check out the Massachusetts DEP’s directory of how to donate, recycle, and repurpose instead of throwing away. You'll keep the item out of a landfill and save the Town money in disposal fees. Your donation may even be tax deductible. 

White Goods

White goods, like refrigerators, stoves, and dryers, are picked up the last full week of the month. Stickers are required and can be obtained at Town Hall or purchased online. There is a $20 fee per white good. Checks must be made payable to the Town of Wakefield. Remove the doors from dishwashers, stoves, refrigerators, dryers, washers, and freezers. 

TVs and CRT Monitors

TVs and CRT monitors are picked up the last full week of the month. Stickers are required and can be obtained at Town Hall or purchased online. There is a $20 fee per item for CRT/TV.  

Bulky Items

Note: Residents will be required to purchase a sticker to dispose of bulky items effective July 5, 2021. Learn more about this change.

Beginning July 5, 2021, residents will be required to purchase a $20 per-item sticker for large, bulky items that cannot fit in a blue refuse container. Such items include couches, chairs, mattresses, and tables. Stickers can be obtained at Town Hall and Hart’s Hardware (442 Main St.) and should be affixed to the item in a visible location. Residents do not need to schedule pickup in advance, but are limited to two items per week on their regular trash collection days.

Bulky items that require a sticker include, but are not limited to:

Artificial tree
Bed frame
Bicycle
Bookshelf
Box spring
Bureau/Dresser
Cabinet
Chair/recliner
Child's plastic slide
Child's ride-on toy (no batteries)
Commode
Crib
Couch/loveseat
Desk
Door
Entertainment center
Exercise bike
Grill
Ladder

Mattress
Nightstand
Ottoman
Patio furniture
Pallet
Patio umbrella
Pool cover
Pool filter
Rug (area)
Sectional sofa*
Sink
Table
Toilet
Treadmill
Vanity
Wall-to-wall carpet**
Wheel barrow
Window
Wood bundle

*Sectionals that are two-to-four pieces require two stickers; those that are five-to-eight pieces require three stickers.

**Wall-to-wall or large-scale carpeting should be cut no taller than 48 inches, rolled, and tied. Each bulk-item sticker is valid for three rolls of carpet.

Construction materials, including sheet rock, roofing tiles, insulation, ceramic, granite, and concrete, are not permitted in curbside trash collection and similarly not eligible for bulk-item pickup.