Look inside Austin’s bulk trash collection. What can you find curbside?


Residential Bulk Collection pickup lets us into the world of our neighbors. What have they been hiding behind their four walls? What do they no longer use. Take a look at some of the items we found, plus learn what you can put by the curbside and what you cannot.

Check out our bulk collection guide.



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