City announces fall bulk trash pickup schedule

The city has announced the fall 2015 bulk trash pickup schedule.

For people whose garbage is picked up Monday, the bulk pickup will be Sept. 16.

For people whose garbage is picked up Tuesday, the bulk pickup will be Sept. 23.

For people whose garbage is picked up Thursday, the bulk pickup will be Sept. 30.

For people whose garbage is picked up Friday, the bulk pickup will be Oct. 7.

Residents should call the Public Works office at 203-783-3265 the Monday before their pickup if they have white goods, such as stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, hot water heaters, etc.

Items set out for collection are to be placed at the curb not 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 their 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 containers.

The following items will not be picked up, and should not be placed at the curb: Batteries, commercial items, logs and stumps, concrete or cement, any item requiring more than two men to pick up, hazardous waste, liquid waste, oil based paint, motor oil, propane tanks, grass clippings, sheetrock and demolition material.