ALTON — The city and Republic Services are partnering on a bulk and large item drop-off day.
This event allows residents to dispose of large items at no charge.
The drop-off drive will be 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 9, at the former landfill on Alby Street across from the VFW.
Acceptable items include mattresses, furniture, bulky items that don’t fit in a trash cart and carpet cut into 4-foot lengths. There will also be an e-waste recycling drive provided by DJC E-Cycling, on site, so residents can bring electronics for recycling.
Items that will not be accepted include concrete, shingles, construction debris, loose trash, trash in bags, 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 their address. Only one trip per address is allowed. Trailers, stake-bed trucks and box trucks are not permitted. Waste must be below the top of the truck for standard pickup trucks.
“We are pleased to partner with Republic Services and offer this event,” Mayor Brant Walker said. “Our next large item drop-off will be on Saturday, August 20, once again, giving residents the opportunity to dispose of large items at no charge.”
For information, contact the Alton Public Works Department at (618) 463-3530.