Chandler has a lot to offer their residents, one of those things is beautiful neighborhoods. But keeping that beauty alive takes some work, with over 200,000 residents, the city is having a hard time keeping up with the accumulated mess. On average they can hit around 90 homes a day to collect bulk trash. There are not enough days in the year for them to reach everybody, so they have added a twist to the standard pick up policy. The waste division will pick up bulk trash once every six weeks for free, but the catch is you have to call ahead and schedule a pick up. The idea here is that the city won't have to waste time driving down every road looking for trash piles if it's not on the schedule they don't waste their time.
On the upside, that means the timing is a little more convenient for you, on the downside you have to make all the arrangements to get your junk collected. If you need service more than once in a 6 week period, they might come back, assuming they can fit you in the schedule, but the second trip will require an extra fee.
Once you are ready for collection, call and schedule a pick up before hauling things out to the gutter. Wait times can vary from days to weeks depending on service needs, so find out when you can get put on the list before sticking things out or otherwise your bulk trash pile might become a permanent feature of the neighborhood.
There is a lot on the Not Accepted list in Chandler; starting with building materials, like paneling and bricks, but also landscaping materials such as dirt and gravel. All the standards are there too; no tires, auto parts, or hazmat. But if you’re unsure at all call and get their stamp of approval before setting out.
First of all, only the ratepayer can schedule a pick up, so if your name is not on the bill, then you can’t make the deal. Second, when you call, a complete list of items being hauled off is required. The list helps them know which trucks to send out and also tells them if you’re trying to get rid of something they don’t allow.
You can schedule either a bulk trash pick up, or a bulk recycling pick up. Only one of these every six weeks, so if you want to toss a bunch of old computers and TVs, then schedule a recycling pick up, if you're just cleaning out your garage then bulk trash is for you.
There are no fees for bulk trash pick up as long as you only need service once every six weeks. Additional pick ups can be scheduled, but they’ll cost you.