Spring is officially here, which usually means going through the house, garage, storage shed, whatever, and getting rid of all that stuff you've collected over the Winter, some of which won't fit in a standard trash can like couches. Thankfully, the City of Evansville will once again not only take care of it for you, they'll come to your house and get it during the annual Heavy Trash pickup beginning Monday, March 27th.

Evansville is pretty good sized place, so even though pickup begins on the 27th, it could be a couple of months before it's available in your neighborhood. For example, where I live on the north side, it will be sometime in May before I can finally get my daughter's old bed frame and mattress out of the garage for them to take away. It's already been there for two months, so what's another month and a half, right?

According to the City of Evansville website, there are certain items they will take during the service, and some they won't.

Items they will gladly take 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 (Must be in trash cans, boxes, etc. of such size and weight that they can be reasonably lifted by two average adults.)
  • Privacy fence sections (Must be cut in half or smaller manageable size)

Items they WON'T take include:

  • Computers or accessories
  • Televisions
  • Concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles
  • Automobile parts
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Hazardous materials
  • Any trash that Republic Service would pick up as part of its regular residential waste collection contract

To find out when you should have your heavy trash on the curb, or alley, ready for pickup, check out the interactive map on the Evansville GIS website.

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