Spring Heavy Trash Pick-Up Ends May 31

(February 6, 2019) The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility's annual Spring Heavy Trash Pick-up will begin Monday, March 25, and is scheduled to run through Friday, May, 31. The semi-annual curbside service is available to city residents who pay for trash service with their water utility bill, including newly-annexed areas. Apartment complexes, mobile home communities, and business/commercial customers are not eligible.

Click here for the collection schedule and area maps are available on the City of Evansville GIS website. Click “NEW Heavy Trash Mobile/Desktop” to load the web map. Enter an address to search for the trash pick-up date for a specific location or use the color-coded map to find the pick-up date for a broader area.

To help keep crews on schedule and prevent heavy trash from sitting out on the curb longer than necessary, the number of days allocated for collection in each specific area has been determined based on the volume of heavy trash from that area in the past and the number of days required to collect the trash. 

Heavy trash must be in manageable, organized piles placed next to where the normal weekly trash is collected before 6 a.m. on the first day heavy trash collection is scheduled in the area. 

Items that will be collected include:

  • Carpet
    • Must be rolled in sections no longer than 4 ft. and no wider than 2 ft. in diameter
  • Furniture
    • Sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, etc.
  • Appliances
    • Stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, water heaters, etc.
    • Limit two of each type of appliance per household
  • Electronics
    • Stereos 
    • NO computers or accessories
  • Building materials/construction debris
    • Must be in trash cans, boxes, etc. of such size and weight that they can be reasonably lifted by two average adults
    • Containers must be strong enough that they do not break apart while being lifted even if they are wet
    • Privacy fence sections must be cut in half or smaller manageable size
    • NO concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles

Items that will NOT be collected include:

  • Any trash that Republic Services would pick up as part of its regular residential waste collection contract
  • Automobile parts
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Hazardous materials
  • Computers or accessories
  • Concrete blocks, bricks or steel poles
  • Televisions

Heavy trash that does not meet these requirements will not be picked up.   

If a customer puts out heavy trash according to the requirements but the items were not collected, can call Republic Services at 812-424-3345 within two days to report a possible missed pick-up.

Note that many items not collected through the city heavy trash pick-up can be properly disposed of through programs offered by the Solid Waste District, including Tire Amnesty Days, Electronics Recycling Days, and Household Hazardous Waste Day also known as Tox Away Day. Click here for additional information about these programs or call the Solid Waste Management office at 812-436-7800.

2019 Spring Heavy Trash Map