Before you start emptying out your garage, you might want to check out the changes being made to the Heavy Trash Pick-up scheduled for Fall! The Evansville Water & Sewer Utility announces that Heavy Trash Pick-up will begin on Monday, August 12, and is scheduled to run through Friday, October 18. This semi-annual curbside service is available to City residents who pay for trash service with their water bill. Apartment complexes, mobile home communities and business/commercial customers are not eligible.

The collection schedule, area maps, and included items for pick-up with limits are available on the City’s GIS website – www.evansvillegis.com/trash – by clicking “Heavy Trash Pickup Dates” on the right. To help keep crews on schedule and prevent heavy trash from sitting out on the curb longer than necessary, the number of days allocated for collection in each specific area has been determined based on the volume of heavy trash set out in the past and the number of days required to collect the trash.

Heavy Trash must be placed where normal weekly trash is collected before 6:00 a.m. on the day collection is scheduled in an area. Heavy trash cannot be put out any earlier than the weekend before the scheduled pick up date.

Items that will be collected:

Carpet
Must be rolled in sections no longer than 4 ft. and no wider than 2 ft. in diameter
Limit of five (5) rolls of carpet

Electronics
Stereos, etc.
NO Televisions, Computer or Accessories

There will be a limit of FIVE (5) total items from the below list:

Furniture
Sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, dressers, bookcases etc.
Appliances
Stoves, refrigerators/freezers, washing machines, dryers, water heaters, etc.
(Refrigerants must be removed and tagged by a certified professional)

Electronics
Stereos, etc.
NO Televisions
NO Computers or accessories

Limited construction/building material debris
Must be in trash containers, etc. of such size and weight that they can be reasonably lifted by two average adults ( no boxes or plastic bags)
NO piles or stacks of Construction/Building materials will be picked up
NO Privacy fence sections will be picked up
NO concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles

Items that will NOT be collected include:

Any trash that Republic Services would pick up as part of its regular residential waste collection contract
Piles or stacks of Construction/Building materials
Privacy fences of any kind
Automobile parts
Batteries
Tires
Hazardous materials
Computers or accessories
Concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles
Televisions
Yard Waste

Heavy trash that does not meet these requirements will not be picked up. If a customer has put their heavy trash out according to the requirements above yet feels they were missed, they can call Republic Services at 812-424-3345 within two days to report a possible missed pick-up.

Note that many items not collected through the City’s heavy trash pick-up can be properly disposed of through programs offered by the Solid Waste District, including Tire Amnesty Days, Electronics Recycling Days and Household Hazardous Waste Day (Tox Away Day). Additional information about these programs and upcoming program dates is available in the Solid Waste District’s section of the City Website (www.evansvillegov.org/Index.aspx?page=50) or by calling 812-436-7800