In an effort to assist residents in their spring cleaning, Burlington City Council has waived bulk waste collection fees starting on March 5, 2018. The promotion will run until April 27. Only residential sanitation customers that currently receive bulk collection services are eligible for this promotion. The normal bulk collection fees are $6.75 per “bite” of the bulk trucks.
Pickups for bulk waste occur on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and are collected by specially-equipped trucks. Residents must place all bulk waste out one day prior to their normal trash pickup day. Residents must separate bulk waste by category: bulk junk, white goods and metals, bulk yard waste, and televisions.
Bulk waste includes items such as mattresses, furniture, rolled carpet, metals, yards waste, bulk limbs, appliances, and televisions that are not able to fit into the resident’s normal, black roll-out container.
Items such as scrap tires, lead acid batteries, oyster shells, lumber, building materials, and auto parts will not be collected.
*NEW* Curbside collection of televisions began in 2018! Leave your discarded TVs on the curb on your regular trash day and the City will dispose of it for you. TVs will be collected at no charge through April 2018. A $15 fee, charged to your utility bill, will be applied for curbside collection of a TV beginning in May 2018.
For a full list of what can and cannot be collected, and for more information on Bulk Collection, go to http://www.burlingtonnc.gov/BulkWaste. Questions and concerns may be directed to the Burlington Sanitation Division at 336.222.5111.