Galesburg Fall Clean-up Days


Galesburg Fall Clean-up Days – Next Week
Contact: Galesburg Planning & Public Works Department
Phone: 309/345-3619

Galesburg, IL (September 11, 2018) The City of Galesburg will hold clean-up days September 17 – 21, 2018. Residents are encouraged to clean out attics, garages, basements and backyards by getting rid of any large unwanted items. During this special week, most items can be placed at the curb for pick up without extra charge. Items will be collected only on residents’ normal refuse day, not the entire week.

There are some restrictions to this event. Liquid paint, auto batteries, propane tanks, demo waste, concrete chunks, large auto parts, motor oil and tires cannot be accepted. Also, certain electronic devices such as computer equipment, televisions, FAX machines, DVD player/recorders, VCRs, video game consoles, iPods/portable digital music players, digital converter boxes, and cable/satellite receivers will not be accepted. None of these items can be disposed of in the landfill.

Yard waste will still need to be placed in appropriate containers. All loose items are required to be bagged or bundled. Cumbersome items, such as play sets or antenna towers, should be broken down or disassembled. Doors should be removed from large appliances for safety.

Clean-up Days is funded entirely by City of Galesburg residents. Waste from businesses and out of town sources is prohibited. In addition, scavenging items from the curb is not allowed. Violators can be fined.

For more information about this and other refuse or recycling programs, please call 309/345-3614 or email Julie Main at Additional information can be found in the 2018 Recycling and Refuse Guide on the City’s website.

***Report Courtesy of the City of Galesburg***

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