In 2016, the City Council approved to budget funds to expand the the service which includes collecting large bulky items that are too large or not appropriate for residents to place into their curb carts. The City has spent several months working through details of disposal of such items to determine the most effect and efficient means of handling such large waste.
Starting August 15, 2016, the residents will no longer be required to call-in and request a pickup.
“We have new residents move to town almost everyday,” Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker reports. “So many new residents don’t know to call to be placed on a pick-up list, so couches, toilets, and large limbs sit on the curb for weeks until a call is made.”
City officials hope this new Wednesday universal bulk waste collection, will help resident dispose of bulky items while helping keep the community clean and safe.
“The benefits of regular bulky item pickup are huge for our communities,” continued Mayor Tucker. “This one extra way the city can help resident keep our city clean and safe, and hopefully significantly reduce illegal dumping.”
To have up to five (5) allowed bulky items picked-up by city crews on the weekly Wednesday collection program, residents must have items placed at the curb (within 5 feet of the edge of the street or sidewalk) by 6:00AM. Bulky items should not be placed at the curb any earlier than the day before collection day. Although, calling-in to be placed on the pickup list is not a requirement, it is still highly encouraged to ensure city crews do not miss your home.
- Furniture (sofas, beds, mattresses, box springs, etc.)
- Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, hot water heaters, etc. - - Freon must be removed by an EPA‐certified technician)
- E-Waste (electronics, computers, tvs, etc.)
- Outdoor tools (lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc. Oil and Fuel must be removed)
- Tires (no rims)
- Construction Waste (Drywall, paneling, wood, piping, etc.)
- Household Garbage
- Commercial Garbage
- Liquids and Paint
- Dirt and rocks
- Yard Waste (see Yard Waste Collection program)
- Cardboard (see Recycling Collection program)
- Hazardous Waste (automotive fluids, batteries, cleaning chemicals, herbicides, medical waste, solvents, etc.)
If you have questions regarding acceptable items for pick-up or pick-up schedules, please call City Hall, 870-367-4400.