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Heavy Item Pickup

2016 Program Cancellation

Please note: Due to the May wildfire, the heavy item pickup program was cancelled in 2016. Please check back for details on the 2017 program.

The RMWB's heavy item pickup program makes it easier for urban residential residents to complete their spring cleaning efforts.

The program allows resident to schedule curb-side pickup of such items as:

  • Sofas / Couches
  • Love seats / Chairs
  • Mattresses / Boxsprings
  • Dressers
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Large televisions (24-inch tube or 27 inches and larger)
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers

Registration is limited and all registered items (maximum four per household) must be at the curb/road side by 8 a.m. on the day of the appointment.

Due to demand and routes, it could take up to 48 hours for pick up. Crews cannot go onto private property or go back for items not put out. Any non-registered will be left at the curb/roadside and are the property owner’s responsibility.

Notes: Doors on refrigerators and freezes must be removed prior to pickup to prevent children and small animals from being trapped. Item(s) must be clean with no food inside.

Refrigerant gas removal is required, a $39 fee will be charged on these items. Refrigerant gas is required as it is classified as a hazardous waste and needs to be contained so it does not contribute to the destruction of the ozone layer. Only a certified technician can remove the refrigerant gases. Any unit that has refrigerant gas removed prior to pick up needs a certificate from the specialist who removed the refrigerant. Any unauthorized removal and improper disposal of refrigerant gas can result in a fine of up to $50,000 for an individual or $500,000 for corporations under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (AR 125/93).

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