Bulk Item Drop Off Program

Summary of Program

The City of Columbus Department of Public Works (DPW) is offering a larger/bulk item drop off and curbside collection program in the City of Columbus, open to City residents only.

Drop Off Process

The City’s waste collection vendor, Advanced Disposal, will provide the City with one, 30 yard dumpster to be placed within the DPW facility grounds. Residents who have items eligible for drop off can bring them to the DPW office at 229 East School Street. Payment for the items is required before dropping into the dumpster. DPW personnel will review the items for disposal prior to placing into the dumpster. NOTE:  The DPW and City of Columbus reserves the right to refuse to allow dumping, or close the dumpster drop off program for any reason.

Curbside Collection

Residents who have eligible large/bulk items who are unable to bring their items to the DPW dumpster site, can request that DPW collect their item at the curb. Items that are eligible for collection are the same as those that are accepted at the drop off site. 
Payment for curbside collection:  residents need to call the DPW office at 623-5908, email
columbusdpw@columbuswi.us or dclark@columbuswi.us, or stop in person at the DPW office
at 229 East School Street and register their request.  DPW will then come to the stated address and review whether the items are eligible for collection. Payment arrangements must be made prior to pick up.


Payments for the drop off/curbside collection can be dropped off at the DPW office or made at
Columbus City Hall, at 105 North Dickason Blvd.  Prior payment made at City Hall will be valid if
a receipt for payment is shown to use the drop off service.

Eligible Drop Off/Collection Materials Accepted:

$15 per item for drop off / $30 per item for curbside collection
furniture (chairs, couches, mattresses, tables, desks)
appliances (washers, dryers, oven, dishwashers, water heaters)
interior household shelving
larger children’s toys/furniture
any other items deemed acceptable at the discretion of DPW

$30 per item for drop off / $60 per item for curbside collection (items containing freon)
air conditioning units
other freon containing items deemed acceptable by DPW

Items NOT Eligible for Drop Off:
electronics (computers, televisions)
LP tanks
chemicals, paint/stain
yard waste
everyday trash

 DPW Drop Off Hours:  7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  -   Monday thru Friday      
 Curbside Collection Hours:  made by appointment