Free Curbside Bulky Item Pickup

Durham Begins Free Curbside Bulky Item Pickup October 6

Roll-Off Containers Can Now Be Rented; Both New Services Available for
All Residential Customers

Durham, N.C. – Disposing of old furniture and appliances is now as easy
as dragging it to your curb. Effective Monday, October 6, 2008, City of
Durham residents that receive curbside solid waste and recycling
collection will now begin to receive free bulky item and white goods
collection as well.

According to Donald Long, director of the City’s Department of Solid
Waste Management, the new curbside service is an expanded opportunity
for residents to easily maintain the appearance of their properties.
“This new service allows our residents to get rid of bulky items and
white goods at the curb with a monthly pick up,” Long said. “In the
past, residents had to contact Durham One Call to schedule a bulky item
pick up. Now, they will just need to sit out their bulky items and
white goods on their scheduled day and we’ll handle it from there.”

Bulky items are considered common household items, such as furniture,
exercise equipment, vacuums, grills, and bicycles, which do not fit
inside the regular roll-out carts. White goods are items such as
refrigerators, freezers, window air conditioners, dishwashers, washers,
and dryers.

Residents should place no more than five bulky items and/or white goods
on the curb by 7 a.m. the day of their scheduled pick up. The new
collection schedule is as follows:

Bulky Item Curbside Pick Up

White Goods Curbside Pick Up

Residential Collection – Monday

* Bulky Item Collection – First Monday of the first full week of
the month (between 7 a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Monday

* White Goods Collection – First Thursday of the first full week
of the month.

Residential Collection – Tuesday

* Bulky Item Collection – Second Monday of month (between 7 a.m.
Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Tuesday

* White Goods Collection – Second Thursday of the month.

Residential Collection – Thursday

* Bulky Item Collection – Third Monday of the month (between 7
a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Thursday

* White Goods Collection – Third Thursday of the month.

Residential Collection – Friday

* Bulky Item Collection – Fourth Monday of the month (between 7
a.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Wednesday).

Residential Collection – Friday

* White Goods Collection – Fourth Thursday of the month.

There are certain items that are prohibited from being included in this
new monthly curbside service. These items include rocks, dirt, building
materials, construction debris, loose leaves, large tree limbs, tree
stumps, tires, propane tanks or car parts. These items should still be
taken to the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center at 2115 East
Club Boulevard, Durham. Hazardous materials such as chemicals and paint
are also prohibited with this new service and should be disposed of at
the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Center, located at 1900 East Club
Boulevard, Durham.

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