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The City of Galesburg will hold clean-up days September 16 – 20, 2019. During this week, residential refuse customers are encouraged to clean out attics, garages, basements, and backyards to get rid of any large unwanted items. Place these items on the curb on your regular refuse pick-up day by 6 a.m. and free pick-up will be provided by Waste Management.
All loose items are required to be bagged or bundled. Cumbersome items, such as plasters or antenna towers, should be broken down or disassembled. Doors should be removed from large appliances for safety.
There are some restrictions to this event. Yard waste is not included in this event and should be disposed of in accordance with guidelines provided in the Recycling and Solid Waste Brochure.
Liquid paint, auto batteries, propane tanks, large amounts of demo waste, boards with exposed nails, large 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. These items cannot be disposed of in the landfill. Options for electronics recycling and special programs, such as paint drop off events, can be found in the Recycling and Solid Waste Brochure.
Restricted items that are not collected must be removed from the curb following your regular refuse pick-up day. Any leftover waste on the curb after your regular refuse pick-up day will be subject to additional fees for pickup. Notice is not required prior to the remaining items being collected and fees charged for the additional pickup.
Clean-up week is funded entirely by City of Galesburg refuse customers and is provided to residents with an active refuse account. Waste from businesses and out of town sources is prohibited. In addition, scavenging items from the curb is not allowed and violators can be fined.
***Report Courtesy of the City of Galesburg***