Free bulky items pickup runs Monday through March 7

Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 22:19 - Written by Staff Reports

Tyler residents have an opportunity to get rid of their bulky items.

According to a news release, a free bulky item collection, sponsored by the city’s Solid Waste Department and Keep Tyler Beautiful, is scheduled for residential customers as a part of Spring Cleanup Week. 

Furniture, appliances, carpet, fence material, up to four noncommercial vehicle tires, old toys and other large items “that would normally require a special fee” are among the items that will be picked up at no cost, the news release states. Liquid waste, limbs or brush will not be picked up.

According to a news release, paint needs to be dried out with oil dry or kitty litter.

The Solid Waste Department will pick up items from Monday through Friday, March 7. According to a news release, residents are asked to place bulky items on the curb by Monday.

The news release also states that bulky items may not be picked up on the same day as the residents’ regularly scheduled garbage collection, and residents don’t have to notify the Solid Waste Office after bulky items are placed on the curb.

Additionally, the Recycling Center, located at 418 N. Bois D’Arc Ave., is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The following items are accepted: scrap metal (copper, aluminum, brass and steel); copper wire (extension cords, wiring, power cords, etc.); steel and tin cans (rinsed); used motor oil, antifreeze and batteries; clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars (must be rinsed with lids removed (no mirrors, no blue colored glass; aluminum cans (no pie plates); cardboard (single layer and corrugated); newspapers, magazines, phone books, ads, junk mail and office paper; electronics (no TVs); printer cartridges; cell phones and phone chargers; and No. 1 and No. 2 plastic containers (examples: soda and water bottles, milk and detergent bottles).

“Residents are encouraged to contact the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or Goodwill Industries before disposing of unwanted items that are in good condition. Computers and other electronics can be recycled at any Tyler Goodwill drop off on weekdays or at the Tyler Recycling Collection Center from Wednesday through Saturday,” a news release states.

For more information, visitwww.TylerSolidWaste . com.