City officials have already announced this year’s May bulk trash pickup dates.

The annual pickup traditionally takes place twice a year, in May and September. September’s dates have not been announced yet.

All homeowners are asked to honor the schedule and not place bulk waste at the curb any sooner than the Saturday prior to their scheduled pickup.

Items set out for collection are to be placed at the curb no sooner than the Saturday prior to the scheduled date of the collection and all items are to be at the curb by 6 a.m. on the scheduled pickup date.

Homeowners must properly prepare and separate the bulky waste. Metal must be separated from burnable items. Yard waste should be placed in disposable containers or bags. Brush and wood must be cut to four-foot lengths and tied in bundles. No more than four passenger car tires may be included in the items set out for collection.

Where possible, similar items should be placed together in containers, which the homeowner wishes to discard. All acceptable items placed at the curb will be taken, including the containers.

Certain items will not be collected: They include batteries, commercial items, logs and stumps, concrete or cement, any item requiring more than two people to pick up, hazardous waste, liquid waste, oil based paint, motor oil, propane tanks, grass clippings, sheetrock and demolition material.

Sheetrock and demolition must be brought to Waste Conversion, 211 Old Gate Lane.

The following is the bulk trash pickup schedule:

If your garbage day is Monday, your pickup day will be Monday, May 1.

If your garbage day is Tuesday, your pickup day will be Monday, May 8.

If your garbage day is Thursday, your pickup day will be Monday, May 15.

If your garbage day is Friday, your pickup day will be Monday, May 22.

Call the Public Works office at 203-783-3265 the Monday before the pickup date if there are white goods, such as stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers and hot water heaters.

The bulk pickup day for condominiums registered with a condominium association will be Wednesday, June 14.