From March 2nd through May 1st of 2015, the Burlington City Council has waived collection fees for bulk waste collection services. This applies to all customers currently receiving bulk collection services through the City. The Sanitation Division asks that residents simply place bulk items, separated into different piles for bulk junk, bulk yard waste, and bulk white goods/appliances, out one day prior to their usual trash collection day.
Normal bulk collection fees are $6.75 per “bite” of a bulk truck if more than one “bite” is necessary.
Bulk items include:
Bulk Yard Waste
tree trimmings (shorter than six feet)
limbs (under six inches in diameter)
large yard waste volumes
large household items
large furniture items
Bulk White Goods/Appliances
Loose items such as pine needles, clippings, leaves, etc. must be containerized for collection by yard waste crews. These should remain separate from the bulk waste piles.
Items that cannot be collected include motor oil, anti-freeze, batteries, scrap tires, construction debris, wood pallets, oyster shells, florescent light tubes, electronics, contractor waste, material generated by landscaping or tree services, firewood pieces, tree trunks, or any recyclables.
Residents can learn more by visiting www.BurlingtonNC.gov/Sanitation and may direct any questions to the City Sanitation Division at 222-5111.