The bulk and large item drop-off day in Alton will include an e-waste recycling drive.
ALTON — The city of Alton and Republic Services/Allied Waste are partnering on a bulk and large item drop-off day to allow residents to dispose of large items at no charge.
The drop-off drive will be 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the former landfill on Alby Street across from the VFW.
Items that will be accepted include mattresses, furniture, bulky items that don’t fit in residents’ trash carts, carpet (cut into 4-foot lengths). There will also be an electronic waste recycling drive on site, so participants can bring electronics for recycling.
Items that will not be accepted include concrete, shingles, construction debris, loose trash, trash in bags and cardboard boxes, tires and other household hazardous materials.
This event is open to Alton residents only; participants must present a valid driver’s license or other form of photo identification showing address. Only one trip per address is allowed. No trailers, stake-bed trucks or box trucks are permitted. Waste must be below the top of the truck for standard pickup trucks.
“This is an excellent opportunity for our residents to dispose of any bulk items they may have,” Mayor Brant Walker said. “The city of Alton and Allied Waste realize we need a way for residents to dispose of bulk items and we hope residents will take advantage of this free service.”
Questions should be directed to the Alton Public Works Department at (618) 463-3530.