Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Heavy Item Pickup to Begin in Mid-May

The City’s Heavy Item Pickup program is scheduled to begin in District 1 (Munjoy Hill, Downtown) during the week of May 15. The program, also known as the Bulky Waste Curbside Collection Program, will come to District 2 (the West End) the week of May 22.

This will be the fifth year of the revised Curbside Bulky Waste Collection Program. Up to six items from the list below may be left on the sidewalk for pickup from each individual residence. Up to two items per unit for a maximum of twenty (20) items per apartment building may be discarded: Mattress, box spring, refrigerator/freezer,furniture/cabinets, TV/music equipment,air conditioner, stove/large metal items,washer/dryer, large toys, rolled carpets,bathroom fixtures, hot water heater.

Among the items that are not permitted to be left out for pickup are:
Propane tanks, construction/ demolition debris, cardboard window/ glass items, paper products,household trash, brush, yard/tree waste,liquid waste, hazardous waste, plastic bags, clothing/textiles, tires. The City will release further information and instructions in the coming weeks.


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