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Bulk Item Collection

Bulk item collection services are offered to our residents free of charge. Bulk waste is defined to be a piece of furniture or waste material from a residential source. This does NOT include construction waste or hazardous materials. 


Bulk item pick-up is on Friday of every week. Residents are required to call Republic Services at least 48 hours in advance before the pickup day to arrange for service. For example, if you need a couch picked up you must call by end of day Wednesday to get on the schedule for Friday. Bulk item pick up is limited to 200 pounds per week. 

Accepted Items

  • couches
  • chairs
  • tables
  • mattresses

Items Not Accepted

  • appliances
  • construction debris
  • electronics
  • tires

Larger Items

Items that cannot be picked up curbside can be taken Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, by residents to the closest transfer station. Disposal rates are based on weight and will apply. 

Republic Transfer Station
1106 Rackaway Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Items not accepted at the transfer station are

  • liquid paint or paint thinner
  • tires
  • batteries
  • motor oil
  • anti-freeze
  • gasoline
  • fluorescent bulbs
  • propane tanks
  • pool chemicals
  • aerosol products
  • appliances
  • items or debris containing asbestos
  • yard and landscape waste