Currently, Glasgow City Council's Bulk Uplift Service is free to people living in the city.
But councillors yesterday agreed a plan which could see householders charged.
The suggestion has raised fears that the incidences of fly-tipping, a blight on many areas of the city, could soar.
The money-saving bid was detailed in a report to the Sustainability and the Environment Policy Development Committee.
It also details plans to raise nearly £1.4million in bus lane fines and parking charges.
Committee members yesterday agreed to look into bulk uplift charges further, with another report expected in November.
The paper said that Land and Environmental Services (LES) will have to make savings of £7,030,000 in 2013/14.
It adds: "It will be extremely challenging achieving these savings, while still maintaining frontline service provision.
"There will be a focus on ongoing service reviews, increasing income generation, vacancy management and expenditure controls to ensuring savings are achieved."
The report also said that during the past three years a significant number of employees have left LES.
It reads: "We will face considerable challenges to maintain and improve service levels with less staff."
Included in targets for increasing revenue from 2013 to 2015 are "increased Bus Lane Camera enforcement", which it is hoped will raise £376,000, and an increase in on-street parking charges to raise £1m.
The parking charges follow the news, revealed by the Evening Times on Tuesday, that drivers are facing a price hike of 100% in on-street parking.
More than 50 streets will be affected by price hikes, which will see the cost of parking rise from 50p to 80p per hour.
At the moment, city residents can arrange to have large items of rubbish uplifted by the council.
Payment for uplift is only in place for builders' materials, sheds and outbuildings, tree trunks, soil, windows and cast iron baths.
A council spokesman said: "The bulk uplift is an expensive service for the council to provide. At this stage, the committee's views are being sought regarding the possibility of making changes to the service at a later stage."
A spokesman said: "It is common knowledge that the council as a whole has had to make substantial savings across all services because of the huge reduction in funding from the Scottish Government.
"In spite of the challenges the department faces, ambitious targets have been set in the LES Annual Service Plan to improve the city's approach to energy, waste and transport."