Bulky trash pickup underway through Friday in Washington

Published 7:27 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The City of Washington’s public works department is making extra rounds this week, providing an additional service to city residents. For those looking to get rid of old furniture and other items too big to fit in a garbage cart, the city will haul away those bulky items at no charge through Friday.

”They generally run the same routes, however, they’re trying to go through town pretty much every day,” said Adam Waters, director of public works for the city. “While residents can get rid of furniture and other items by placing them on the curb, there are a few items the city will not accept. Exceptions include tires, appliances like refrigerators, freezers or air condition units that contained freon, televisions, computers and hazardous materials.

“A lot of times, people have limited means of getting bulky items to roll-off sites,” Waters said. “So we offer this service to our residents once a quarter so they don’t have to make arrangements to get it too the roll-off sites. Of course, they can take it to the roll-off sites at any time, but a lot of residents in Washington don’t have a pickup truck or trailer to carry it there.”

Free bulky trash pickup takes place four times each year, on the second full weeks of February, May, August and November. For questions on solid waste service in the city, call Public Works at 252-975-9302.