Too Much Trash This Week?

posted 3/30/2016

What To Do When Your Garbage Won’t Fit

Whether you’re cleaning out your house or making room for that new appliance or couch, sometimes you need to get rid of things that just don’t fit in your cart. Every community has an option for residents to get rid of these items. Many offer the Large & Extra Item Sticker Program. Find out if your community participates, and if it doesn’t, call your garbage hauler to learn of another disposal option.

What Stickers Do I Buy & How Many?

Where you live will determine what color sticker you need to buy. Large Item stickers are $5, and Extra Trash stickers are $1. The item(s) you get rid of will determine what kind and how many stickers you need to purchase. Learn the details to these questions and more.

Stickers are sold at the customer service departments of many local grocery stores and also at your local city hall. You do not need to schedule the collection, UNLESS it is an appliance.

Did you know?

Items disposed of at the curb through the Large & Extra Item Sticker Program are picked up by a garbage hauler and go to the landfill. The only exception is appliances. They do not wind up in the landfill, but instead make their way to a company that deconstructs them, recycles the valuable material, and properly disposes of the hazardous material. For this reason, appliances aren’t treated like your regular garbage.

For more information about safe, smart disposal and recycling options, visit or call 515.244.0021.