Desert Hot Springs bulky item pickup

2017 Citywide Cleanup Dates

Jan 23-27
April 24-28
July 24-28
October 23-27


2017 County Cleanup Dates

April 24-28
October 23-27



Document Shredding and Electronic Waste Events

April 29
October 28

These events are held semi‐annually at the Carl May Community Center parking lot from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and will accept the following from residents of Desert Hot Springs:

  • Personal documents, limit 3 files boxes per address
  • Electronic products, unlimited per address (electronic products are anything with a cord or battery and TVs up to 32 inches)

For your protection, all documents will be shredded on site. Eligible to residents of the City of Desert Hot Springs only.



Special Services: Community Cleanups

Help clean up your community and get rid of extra household waste, bulky items, motor oil and more by participating in either the Citywide Cleanup events (held 4 times a year), or the County events (held twice a year).

Collection of Extra Household Wastes

Beginning Monday of Cleanup week, all single family residential dwelling units can set out additional compactible household waste at the curb for collection. Place up to two bulky items OR four containers of excess trash OR two bundles of yard waste. This waste must be contained in regulation trash containers or plastic bags. Yard trimmings tied in 2' or 4' bundles. Loose material laid on the ground will not be accepted. Containers cannot exceed 50 pounds per item nor the 32 gallon can capacity. This collection is on your regular trash collection day and must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m.

Bulky Item Pickup (2 item maximum)

Customers may set out two bulky items on the curb by the Monday morning of cleanup week. There is no longer a requirement to call to arrange for pickup.

Bulky items consist of appliances, furniture, some auto parts and some construction debris. These items can't exceed 150 pounds and must be able to be lifted by two men. Items larger than this will be subject to additional charges.

We cannot make appointments for a special day or time to collect items during this week. Customers wishing to have items removed from inside or behind the property will be subject to additional service charges.

Only two large items will be collected.

Motor Oil Collection at Curbside

Used motor oil is available for collection throughout the year as well as during this week.

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