Bulky Item Pick Up

Need to get rid of something that's too big to fit in your cart?  From free pickup to free pickup plus $50, here are the best ways to dispose of your oversized furniture and appliances in Chicago. 

Non-Working, Non-Useful?  

Call 3-1-1 and request Bulky Item Pick Up Service. The City will pick up oversized items including furniture, appliances, and mattresses, at no charge.  

 TV's and computer equipment will not be picked up because they are banned from landfills in the State of Illinois. Computer equipment and TVs can be recycled, free of charge, at the Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility.  Computer equipment can also be taken to Best Buy stores for free recycling. Best Buy does not accept TVs or monitors in Chicago. 

  • Refrigerator and freezer doors must be removed before setting items out.  
  • Consider repairing items when feasible, 
  • because these items will be taken to the landfill.

TIP:  When buying a new appliance, ask if they'll pick up your old applaince when deliverying the  new one.  Many national brand appliance stores have these types of recycling programs. 

Still Useful?

For stuff that still has some life left, please consider these options.

Refrigerators and freezers - Pickup Service:
For ComEd customers, ComEd pays $50 for working fridges or freezers and provides free pickup.  Schedule a pickup

Appliances, furniture, and clothing - Pickup Service:
The Salvation Army offers free pickup of furniture, appliances, and clothing in good, working condition. Dishwashers and air conditioners are excluded. Don't forget to request your donation receipt for your taxes! Schedule a pickup.

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