What You Need to Know About Evansville's Heavy Trash Pick-up

Evansville Water & Sewer Utility's Heavy Trash Pick-up will begin today, and is scheduled to run through Friday, October 20.

This semi-annual curbside service is available to Evansville residents who pay for trash service with their water bill, including newly-annexed areas.

Apartment complexes, mobile home communities and business/commercial customers are not eligible.

The collection schedule and area maps are available by clicking "Heavy Trash Pickup Dates," here.

To help keep crews on schedule and prevent heavy trash from sitting out on the curb longer than necessary, the number of days allocated for collection in each specific area has been determined based on the volume of heavy trash set out in the past and the number of days required to collect it.

Heavy trash must be placed in manageable, organized piles where normal weekly trash is collected before 6 a.m. on the first day collection is scheduled in an area. 

Items that will be collected include:
Carpet (must be rolled in sections no longer than 4 ft. and no wider than 2 ft. in diameter)
Furniture
Sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, etc.
Appliances
Stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, etc.
(limit two of each type of appliance per household)
Electronics
Stereos, Radios etc.
Building materials/construction debris

Trash must be in trash cans, boxes, etc. of such size and weight that they can be reasonably lifted by two average adults.

Containers must be strong enough that they do not break apart while being lifted even if they are wet.

Privacy fence sections must be cut in half or smaller manageable size.

Items that will not be collected include:
Computers or accessories
Televisions
Concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles
Automobile parts
Batteries
Tires
Hazardous materials
Concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles

Heavy trash that does not meet these requirements will not be picked up.

If a customer has put their heavy trash out according to the requirements above yet feels they were missed, they can call Allied Waste at (812) 424-3345 within two days to report a possible missed pick-up.

Note that many items not collected through the City's heavy trash pick-up can be properly disposed of through programs offered by the Solid Waste District, including:

Tire Amnesty Days
Electronics Recycling Days
Household Hazardous Waste Day (Tox Away Day)

(This story was originally published on August 14, 2017)


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Cutest Kiss Sweepstakes
  • Tristate Professionals
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Dr. Oz Wellness Network
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Community Calendar
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Video Center