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Call-2-Haul

Easily Dispose of Unwanted Items

Solid Waste Management wants to make properly disposing of unwanted items easier, which is why we offer Call-2-Haul services to our residential customers as part of their services and to our commercial customers for a small fee. The service provides curbside pickup and saves you a trip to the Tacoma Recovery and Transfer Center.

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Residential

Residential customers are eligible to use our Call-2-Haul program at no additional cost, twice per year to dispose of unusable household items that are not part of customer's regular curbside pick up. It’s easy!

How to Use Call-2-Haul


  1. Check whether your item(s) are accepted.
    • You can have up to three large items (large rolls of carpet up to six feet in length and one foot diameter, furniture, power yard equipment, barbecues, large household appliances, and recreation and exercise equipment)

    And/or

    • Up to 15 boxes or bags of small items (small household appliances, lawn chairs, broken toys, strollers and clothing)
  2. Call to schedule a residential pick up or make an appointment to drop off your items at the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center or use our online service request form. For curbside pickup, please follow our set-out guidelines.

Commercial

Businesses and multifamily dwellings in the city of Tacoma can take advantage of Commercial Call-2-Haul for a nominal fee. $75 for a single and $150 for a double. How to use Commercial Call-2-Haul
  1. Check whether your item(s) are accepted.
    • You can have up to three large items (large rolls of carpet up to six feet in length and one foot in diameter, furniture, power yard equipment, barbecues, large household appliances and/or recreation and exercise equipment.
    • And/or Up to 15 boxes or bags of small items (small household appliances, lawn chairs, broken toys, strollers and/or clothing)
  2. Call the Call-2Haul appointment line at (253) 573-2468 to request a site visit by a Solid Waste Management Route Supervisor to identify a location for pickup at your site and a tentative pickup date.
    • When you call you will need to have your account number for solid waste or electric, the address for the pickup and a contact name and number.
  3. The Call-2-Haul fee will be billed to the business’ solid waste account, in cases where a solid waste account is not available; the fee can be billed to the electric account of the person requesting the service.

Acceptable Call-2-Haul Items

Up to Three Large Items
  • Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, water heaters, washer/dryers, etc.)
  • Barbecues (no propane tanks)
  • Carpet (large rolls, limit of six feet in length and one foot in diameter) two rolls equal one large item
  • Electronics
  • Furniture (sofas, chairs, tables, shelving, mattresses, patio sets, etc.)
  • Power yard equipment (remove oil/gas, no riding mowers)
  • Recreation/exercise equipment (bikes, skis, treadmills, etc.)
Up to 15 Boxes and Bags of Smaller or Medium-Sized Household Items
Each box or bag must be light enough for one person to lift.
  • Clothing
  • Lawn chairs
  • Strollers
  • Toys
  • Vacuum cleaners

Non-Acceptable Call-2-Haul Items

  • Hazardous materials
  • TVs
  • Computers
  • Building materials
  • Glass
  • Liquids
  • Tires
  • Vehicles
  • Canopies
  • Trailers
  • Vehicle seats or parts
  • Yard waste
For more information on how to dispose of those items visit the garbagerecycling and hazardous materials sections.