Bulky Waste

Bulky waste refers to large items that cannot fit into your garbage cart. Bulky waste is collected each week on your regular garbage collection day.

Instructions for Collection


  • The total weight of items placed at the curb should be no more than 500 lbs. A private waste collection contractor should be contacted for larger amounts.
  • Items should be placed loose at the curb and not in a box or non-Town garbage cart/can.
  • Items should be placed 3 or more feet from carts, landscape waste, brush, leaves, mailboxes, utility poles, overhead wires and other obstructions.
  • Cardboard, when included with bulky waste, should be flattened first.
  • Place bulky waste curbside after 6:00 pm the day prior to collection or before 6:00 am on your regular collection day.
  • On sloped right of ways, place bulky waste lengthwise or parallel to the street. This helps the operator pick up the items with little or no damage to the right of way.

Items that should not be included in bulky waste:


  • Bags of garbage - bags of garbage should be placed in a Town-issued garbage cart.
  • Construction waste totaling more than 500 lbs. (get a commercial dumpster) or any construction waste from work done by contractors (they should haul away).
  • Waste weighing more than 500 lbs. (get a commercial dumpster).
  • Electronics - state law requires certain electronics be recycled (i.e televisions, stereos, computer equipment). See the Electronics Recycling page for a complete list.
  • Landscape Waste such as leaves and plant clippings (set out separately - see Landscape Waste Collection for guidelines).
  • Brush (sticks, branches, bush clippings)

Examples of items that will be collected curbside


  • Refrigerators and freezers - please remove the door(s)
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Furniture
  • Carpet/carpet pads (place parallel to the curb)
  • Old garbage and waste cans will be collected if you call the office first - (309) 454-9571
  • Mattresses
  • Boards (please remove nails or place the points down for safety)

Commercial Dumpsters


Property owners must rent a commercial dumpster from a private firm when they:
  • Are doing major renovations, such as re-roofing
  • Are removing and replacing concrete driveways and sidewalks
  • Have debris exceeding 500 pounds