Garbage Services

Large Item Pick Up

Collection for Large Household Items
Richmond's Large Item Pick Up program provides a convenient collection service for up to four large household items per year, including mattresses, furniture and appliances.  This service is available to single-family homes and townhomes with City garbage collection and/or Blue Box recycling service, as well as, multi-family complexes with City garbage collection.

If your complex is not qualified for the large item pick up service, you can purchase a Garbage Disposal Voucher for $5 from any City facility and use the voucher to dispose of up to $25 worth of garbage items at the Vancouver Landfill.

Steps on How the Program works:

  1. To schedule collection of up to four items per year, residents can contact the City's service provider, Sierra Waste Services at 604-270-4722 or click below to complete an online form:


  1. Sierra Waste Services will contact you to provide a pick up date and confirmation number.
  2. On your scheduled pick up date only, place items at the curb or at a location specified by Sierra Waste Services before 7:30 a.m. or no earlier than 8:00 p.m. the night before.

List of items accepted
The following guide provides a list of examples of accepted items for pick up along with examples of what cannot be collected through this program due to safety concerns. 

Note: The item(s) must be able to be safely handled from curbside in order to qualify for collection. 


Accepted Not Accepted
  •  Furniture (e.g. couches, coffee tables, chairs, desks, dressers, TV stands, cabinets, drawers, tables, hutches, cribs, high chairs, entertainment centres)
  • Appliances (e.g. stoves, dishwashers, washers and/or dryers, hot water tanks, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, coolers)
  • Small household goods, which must be in boxes or bundled and are reasonable size (one box or bundle is equal to one of the resident's four allotted items)
  • Barbecues (remove lava rock briquettes and/or propane tank)
  • Outdoor furniture (e.g. chairs, patio tables, patio umbrellas)
  • Weight training equipment (e.g. treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes, stair masters, weight sets)
  • Electric lawnmowers
  • Mattresses (including headboard and frame)
  • Car bodies or parts
  • Tree stumps
  • Carpets
  • Lumber
  • Demolition materials (drywall, roofing, plumbing materials)
  • Home Renovation materials (sinks, bathtubs, flooring, doors, windows)
  • Hazardous waste
  • Propane tanks
  • Tires
  • Gas mowers

See Items not Accepted for help with some of these items.



  • Items that contain any hazardous liquids such as gas, oil, etc.  will not be accepted.
  • If the large item is a mattress, please bag it before placing it out for pick-up on your scheduled collection date. This is to ensure mattresses can be handled safely and recycled to the max. (Note: If mattresses are too wet, they become too heavy to manage and present safety concerns for staff. When the mattresses are dry and in reasonably good shape, 100% of it can be recycled.)
  • Residents can continue to purchase a Garbage Disposal Voucher for $5 from any City facility and use the voucher to dispose of up to $25 worth of garbage items at the Vancouver Landfill. 
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