Suitcases Curbside Trash Suitcases are OK in your curbside trash if they fit in your cart. Suitcases can also be collected as a bulky item by contacting your waste collection serivces company such as Republic Services or East Bay Sanitary. Ways to Reduce Try Repairing Your Suitcase Save some money and save your suitcase from the trash by using this suitcase repair guide by Expert World Travel to fix anything from zippers and wheels to tears and cracks. Ways to Reuse Donate Working Suitcases If your suitcase is still usable, consider donating it. Places that accept luggage donations include foster care agencies, shelters and thrift stores.