Tyler offering bulky item pickup until Friday

Published on Monday, 10 March 2014 00:00 - Written by Staff Reports

Tyler residential customers have more time to get rid of their bulky items.

A free bulky item collection, sponsored by the city’s Solid Waste Department and Keep Tyler Beautiful, has been extended until Friday because of icy weather, according to a news release.

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. City of Tyler Senior Public Relations Specialist Serena Butcher said the city also is allowing limbs and brush because of last week’s ice storm. However, liquid waste won’t be picked up.

Paint needs to be dried out with oil dry or kitty litter.

Bluky 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 at the curb, according to the news release.

Additionally, the Recycling Center, 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, visit www.TylerSolidWaste.com .