Galesburg Fall Clean-up

Galesburg, IL (September 1, 2021) This month, the City of Galesburg will hold the Fall clean-up days event. This Fall, while each household will still only have one day assigned for the clean-up collection, the clean-up event will take place over a two week period: September 13th – 17th, 2021, and September 20th – 24th, 2021. The clean-up day assigned to each household will be the same day as their regular recycling pick-up day.

Residences that are scheduled for recycling collection the week of September 13th – 17th (Odd Week Schedule) will have their clean-up/bulky items collected that week on their normal pick-up day. Residences that are scheduled for recycling collection the week of September 20th – September 24th (Even Week Schedule) will have their clean-up/bulky items collected that week on their normal pick-up day. Maps are attached, which illustrate the recycling schedule for households. After reviewing the attached maps, citizens who are still unsure of when their specified clean-up day pick-up will occur can call Waste Management at 309-343-0256 to confirm their pick-up date.

Residential refuse customers can place most items on the curb, including oversized items and large quantities of refuse, during their assigned week on their regular refuse pick up day by 6:00 a.m., and free pick-up will be provided by Waste Management. 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. No loose trash or construction/ demolition debris will be accepted. Yard waste is not included in this event and should still be placed in the appropriate containers to be disposed of as usual.

Liquid paint, auto batteries, propane tanks, boards with exposed nails, large concrete chunks, large auto parts, motor oil, and tires cannot be accepted. 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 are prohibited from disposal in Illinois landfills will not be accepted. Options for electronics and paint recycling can be found in the Recycling and Solid Waste Brochure on the City's website. In addition, please view the images to note the differences in the proper and improper ways to place clean-up items at the curb. In the correct image, there are no restricted items, and everything is piled in an organized manner. The incorrect image has overwhelmingly large and unorganized piles of construction debris, which is restricted, overflowing into the street. Placing acceptable items at the curb in the correct way will allow for Waste Management to perform a quick and efficient pick-up.

Restricted items that are not collected must be removed from the curb following the customer's regular refuse pick-up day. Any leftover waste on the curb after the customer's 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 assessed. 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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