Tyler sponsors free bulky item pickup

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Released by the City of Tyler Solid Waste Department:

TYLER, TX - The City of Tyler Solid Waste Department and Keep Tyler Beautiful are sponsoring a FREE bulky item collection for City of Tyler residential customers as a part of Fall Cleanup Weeks.

Bulky items that will be picked up at NO CHARGE include furniture, mattresses, appliances, electronics, carpet, fence material, up to four noncommercial vehicle tires, car batteries and other large items that would normally require a special fee. No liquid waste or brush will be picked up. Paint must be dried out with oil dry or kitty litter.

Free bulky item collection dates are dependent upon your location in the City. If your garbage is normally collected on Monday and Thursday, please place your bulky items on the curb Monday, Sept. 28 and leave them there until they are picked up. If your garbage is normally collected Tuesday and Friday, please place your bulky items on the curb Monday, Oct. 5 and leave them there until they are picked up.

There is no need to call the Solid Waste Office when you set out your bulky garbage. Items may be collected on a different day from your regular collection.

Bulky items will also be accepted from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10 at the City of Tyler employee parking lot in the 300 block of North Bois D'Arc Avenue in downtown Tyler.

Residents are encouraged to contact the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or Goodwill Industries before disposing of unwanted items that are in good condition. Televisions, computers and other electronics can be recycled at any Tyler Goodwill drop off or at the Tyler Recycling Collection Center from Wednesday through Saturday.

Old vehicle collection may be availably by contacting Prevent Blindness Texas at (936) 632-0897 (refer to the Wheels for Sight Vehicle Donation Program). For more information about the free bulky item collection, visit

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