Yukon residents have a great opportunity get rid of junk that’s accumulated in their garages, storage sheds and attics.
This fall’s “Big Trash Day” will be offered during the week of Nov. 13-17.
Just in time for the holidays, City of Yukon residential utility customers will receive a one-time curbside “bulk pickup” of up to four cubic yards.
“Your bulk pickup will occur on your normal trash day,” according to the post on the City of Yukon’s Facebook page.
Yukon Sanitation Services offers this service free of charge to Yukon residents, who are advised to take their unwanted big trash to the curb.
City crews will come by Nov. 13-17 to haul off the bulk junk items from local neighborhoods.
Items accepted on Yukon’s Big Trash Day are:
- Large and small household appliances – non-freon.
- Furniture, mattresses and carpet.
- Bundled residential tree limbs – no longer than 4 feet, no larger than 6 inches wide.
- Yard waste and loose debris – in disposable containers or heavy-duty plastic bags no larger than 35 gallons or 50 pounds.
- Fence panels and other large items – cut down into four-foot by four-foot pieces.
- Glass and mirrors – boxed or wrapped securely; clearly marked “glass” in large letters.
Yukon residents may place these acceptable items at their curb no earlier than 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 – and no later than 6 a.m. on their normal trash pick-up day.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
Meanwhile, Yukon Sanitation Services has advised citizens that these items will not be accepted for the upcoming curbside Big Trash Day:
- Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners – anything that used freon.
- Televisions and monitors.
- Batteries – of any kind.
- Tires, waste oil and antifreeze.
The above items may be brought to Yukon’s Fall Recycle Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Yukon Transfer Station, 501 Ash.
Other non-acceptable items for Big Trash Day include:
- Hazardous materials – acids, caustics, explosives, fertilizer, fuels, pressurized propane/helium tanks, paints, solvents, pesticides, poisons, and pool chemicals.
- Dirt, bricks, rock, and concrete.
- Roofing materials.
- Uncontained sheetrock.
- Typical household garbage – place in poly cart for normal removal.
To make sure their big trash is picked up Nov. 13-17, Yukon residents are advised not to place any items within 10 feet of any overhead obstruction – such as trees and power lines.
Also, they should not place items within 5 feet of any structure – specifically, poly carts, mailboxes, fences, and utility meters.
All portable basketball goals and any other items that are not disposal debris should be removed from the curb line during Big Trash pickup week. Any such items left at the curb are subject to removal.
For more information about the fall Big Trash Day, call Yukon Sanitation Services at (405) 354-4317.