Thursday, September 10 2009
Garbage crews will begin picking up “heavy trash” from Evansville residents later this month.
The collections will run from Sept. 14 to Oct. 16. The city considers heavy trash to consist of sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, televisions, stereos, building materials and similar things.
For the collection, the city has divided the city into a number of areas. Crews will spend one day picking up heavy trash in each of the areas.
To see a map showing the collection schedule, go to HeavyTrash.
To be picked up, items must be put out before 6 a.m. on the collection day.
The heavy trash should be set in the same place where normal trash is collected. Building materials or debris must be placed in trash cans or boxes. The containers should be light enough to be lifted by two adults.
No concrete blocks or steel poles will be collected. Sections of fencing should be cut in half or to a smaller size.
The work crews will not pick up trash that can be set out for normal collections. Nor will they accept automobile parts, batteries, tires, computer equipment or hazardous substances. For more information, call Allied Waste at (812) 424-3345.