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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Sign up for the Large Item Clean-up Program

Still have that couch sitting in your basement? Or the computer desk that broke years ago? The city is again offering a Large Item Clean-up Program to help take those large, unwanted items off your hands - now with an improved registration system!

Take advantage of the power of coordinating with your neighbors by registering today for this $30 program. Similar services would cost $50 or more if requested by a single household. Pick up days will be Saturdays, April 18, 25 and May 2, depending on your location.

Learn more and register online before Tuesday, March 31, at www.cityofwestminster.us/largeitemcleanup.

Program requirements and guidelines

  • Registration is required, Fee: $30 per household.
  • Debris pile no larger than 4 feet wide, by 8 feet long, by 4 feet high. Debris amounts in excess of standardized size will not be removed.
  • All items must be marked for “Westminster Clean-up”.
  • Items must be placed parallel with the sidewalk and at the curb, NOT on the driveway.
  • Items must be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your designated pick-up day
  • Normal household trash will not be removed.
  • Items that are too heavy for two men to lift will not be removed.
  • Secure doors on any items that may pose a safety hazard to small children.
  • Only Westminster resident household debris will be picked up.  Business debris, large quantities of construction debris, or debris items transported in from outside the city limits will not be picked up.

When is your pick up day?

  • Residential neighborhoods will be divided into three areas (unincorporated areas of the city are not picked up).
  • Use the online map to type in your address and find what area you are in.
  • All items should be placed at the curb, separate from your normal weekly household trash, no later than 7 a.m. 
  • Items will be picked up for each area ONLY on the area specific date. 
  • Items stacked in the driveway or in the yard will not be removed.

Dates for 2020

  • Area 1 - Saturday, April 18
  • Area 2 - Saturday, April 25
  • Area 3 - Saturday, May 2

Registration timeline

  • Registration $30 fee is non-refundable.
  • Registration is now open online through April 5, 2020 at midnight.

Acceptable items

Mattresses, washers, dryers, ranges, dishwashers, microwave ovens, water heaters, bathtubs, toilets, lumber, furniture, bicycles, carpet, doors, swing sets, lawn mowers (fluids must be drained), railroad ties, sections of fencing, auto parts (fluids must be drained), lawn furniture, bed frames, cabinets, and tree limbs over 8 inches in diameter.  All items must be able to be lifted by 2 men.  Oversize items need to be disassembled to 6 feet or less.  Engines must be drained.

Unacceptable items

Household waste which would be picked up with normal weekly trash service, appliances with Freon units such as refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, pesticides, paint, commercial waste, car bodies, televisions, computer monitors, tires, concrete, soil or sod, tree limbs less than 8 inches in diameter, tree stumps, shrubs, grass clippings, sealed containers or drums, bricks, batteries, corrosives, flammable or combustible liquids, or any items listed as a hazardous material. 

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