CITY OF GALESBURG

Galesburg Fall Clean-up Days 2020

August 19, 2020 11:50 AM
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The City of Galesburg will hold clean-up days the weeks of September 14 - 18, 2020, and September 21 - 25, 2020. The fall clean-up will be held over a two week period in order to accommodate the anticipated larger than typical amounts of waste, due to the spring clean-up being canceled. The clean-up week assigned to each household will be the same as their recycling pick-up week. Residences that are scheduled for recycling collection the week of September 14 - 18 (odd week schedule) will have their clean-up days bulky items picked up that week on their regular refuse pick-up day. Residences that are scheduled for recycling collection the week of September 21 - 25 (even week schedule) will have their clean-up days bulky items picked up that week on their regular refuse pick-up day.  
 
During clean-up days, residential refuse customers are encouraged to clean out attics, garages, basements, and backyards to get rid of any large unwanted items. Place these items on the curb during the assigned week on the regular refuse pick-up day by 6 a.m. and free pick-up will be provided by Waste Management of Illinois, Inc. (Waste Management). Maps are attached, which illustrate the recycling schedule for households. After reviewing the attached maps, citizens who are still unsure of their recycling week should call Waste Management at 309-343-0256 to confirm if they are on the even or odd recycling week schedule. 
Link to odd recycling schedule map
Link to even recycling schedule map
 
All loose items are required to be bagged or bundled. Cumbersome items, such as playsets or antenna towers, should be broken down or disassembled. Doors should be removed from large appliances for safety. There are some restrictions to this event. Yard waste is not included in this event and should be disposed of in accordance with guidelines provided in the Recycling and Solid Waste Brochure.
 
Liquid paint, auto batteries, propane tanks, large amounts of demo waste, boards with exposed nails, large concrete chunks, large auto parts, motor oil and tires cannot be accepted. Also, certain electronic devices such as computer equipment, televisions, FAX machines, DVD player/recorders, VCRs, video game consoles, iPods/portable digital music players, digital converter boxes, and cable/satellite receivers will not be accepted. These items cannot be disposed of in the landfill. Options for electronics recycling and special programs, such as paint drop off events, can be found in the Recycling and Solid Waste Brochure.
 
Restricted items that are not collected must be removed from the curb following the regular refuse pick-up day. Any leftover waste on the curb after the regular refuse pick-up day will be subject to additional fees for pickup. Notice is not required prior to the remaining items being collected and fees charged for the additional pickup.
 
Clean-up week is funded entirely by City of Galesburg refuse customers and is provided to residents with an active refuse account. Waste from businesses and out of town sources is prohibited. Scavenging items from the curb is not allowed and violators can be fined.
 
 

 

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City of Galesburg, 55 W. Tompkins Street, Galesburg, IL 61402-1387, Phone: 309-343-4181