These events offered neighborhood, community and nonprofit organizations funds for disposal of bulky household waste.
City-supported Community Collection Events discontinued
As of July 2020, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) discontinued funding for Community Collection Events.
This was due to budget constraints and the availability of disposal options through Metro facilities and services, and through nonprofit organizations and social service agencies that accept a wide range of usable goods and pick up donated materials throughout the year.
BPS is developing bulky waste management solutions that serve community members who lack the physical ability, transportation or financial resources necessary to manage these materials. We are also looking at ways to bolster the reuse and repair community that puts usable items in the hands of those in need.
Thank you to our District Coalition partners and community volunteers
BPS recognizes the leadership of the many passionate neighborhood volunteers that have made community collection events a success.
Community groups and neighborhood associations can still independently host collection events. If groups choose to host an event and want drop boxes for waste collection, they can contact any permitted commercial garbage and recycling company to set up service.