Highway department set to pick up bulky waste April 4

Trumbull Public Works Department will have a few employees retiring after June.
Trumbull Public Works Department will have a few employees retiring after June.

Got bulky waste taking up space around the house?

Well, now’s the time to get rid of it.

The town’s highway department plans to launch its Bulky Waste Pickup Program Monday, April 4 as long as Mother Nature cooperates.

The program will run through the end of September with collections scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

According to the town’s website, residents should be aware that the service is by appointment only and availability fills up quickly.

“Please have all your waste disposal items at the curb in an orderly fashion by 7:00 a.m. on the date of your appointment,” a press release said. “Your items must be easily accessible to town equipment and personnel.”

This is a service hauls things that residents cannot otherwise dispose. Each residence will receive only one pickup per household per year, and there is no charge for the service.

Gas grills and branches

Acceptable items include: Sofas, chairs, refrigerators (doors removed), rugs, rug pads, mattresses, dishwashers, washing machines, gas grills, lawn mowers, bicycles, and branches/brush.

Branches, brush and metal do not need to be tied, but they must be cut to four feet lengths and stacked neatly at the curb. Metal, brush and wood must be separated into their own respective piles.

The rejects

The town will not collect materials such as household trash and hazardous materials, like oil based paint.

Other unaccepted items include: motor oil, pesticides, and recyclables.

Demolition materials, like ceramic tile, toilets, asphalt shingles, sheetrock, insulation, concrete or stone, will also be rejected if left out. The highway department can dispose of these items but only after a $12 ticket is purchased. A ticket will only cover 125 pounds of demolition materials.

No dead animals, explosives

Other items that the highway department will not collect during the program are vehicles, tires,

propane tanks, explosives, dead animals, and pieces of wood or metal that are over four feet  long, or greater than six inches in diameter.

“If your discard pile is a disorderly, thrown together ‘mess,’ or is inaccessible, you will be bypassed, and you will forfeit your opportunity for this year,” the press release said.

For an appointment, call 203-452-5070 or 203-452-5071.