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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Residential Spring Clean-Up Underway

Refuse and Recycling


CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale's annual Residential Spring Clean-Up is underway. The program is open to single-family dwelling units, including up to 4-unit buildings. Residents can dispose of household items and general rubbish. 

Note, the following items will NOT be collected as part of the program: 

  • Electronics such as computers or computer accessories; televisions and TV accessories; MP3 and iPod players 
  • Tires, appliances or yard waste - these items can be disposed of by the City's Landscape & Special Waste Sticker Program 
  • Hazardous material including paint, oil, gasoline, car batteries, pesticides and other chemicals 
  • Contractor's remodeling or construction debris - must dispose of these items using private haulers 

To participate in the program, household rubbish must be placed at the curb no earlier than five days prior to your collection day and no later than 8 a.m. on your collection day. 

Household items will be collected from the curbside on Fridays, based on the following schedule: 

  • Monday's Refuse Collection Route: Friday, May 3
    • All residences east of the Canadian National railroad tracks
  • Tuesday's Refuse Collection Route: Friday, May 10
    • All residences located east of Little Crab Orchard Creek and west of South Oakland Avenue and all residences south of west Main Street, including Chautaqua Street
    • This excludes residences along South Oakland Avenue 
  • Wednesday's Refuse Collection Route: Friday, May 17
    • All residences located west of the Canadian National railroad tracks, from South Oakland Avenue east and from West Main Street south. In addition, all residences from West Main Street      north and North Oakland Avenue east, including West Sycamore Street as well as residences on North Baine Drive; all residences west of the Canadian National railroad tracks, east of        Little Crab Orchard Creek and south of West Chautauqua Street 
    • This excludes residences on Chautauqua Street 
  • Thursday's Refuse Collection Route: Friday, May 24
    • All residences west of the Canadian National railroad tracks, north of West Sycamore Street  and all residences west of Little Crab Orchard Creek
    • This excludes residences along West Sycamore Street and North Baine Drive 

Do not block sidewalks, streets, ditches or drainage ways with your items. Also, placing items and/or allowing items to remain at the curbside earlier than five days prior to or after 8 a.m. on your scheduled collection day is a violation of Carbondale City Code and may be subject to a citation. 

If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at (618) 457-3275. 

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”


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