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Posted on: June 22, 2020


The City of Columbus will hold a Spring Clean Up event this year in conjunction with our waste and recycling vendor Columbia County Solid Waste.  This is intended for residents to dispose of larger, bulky items and materials that are normally not allowed in the weekly waste pickup.  Eligible items for collection will be collected at the curbside.

When:  Week of June 22, 2020 – for one week only.  All additional items set out will be collected on your same collection day as normal trash & recycling pickup.

All items for large item pickup must be put by the curb in an orderly manner and if necessary contained in a container. Items will not be picked up if they are dumped by or in the street.

Please place by curbside by 6:00 AM. Please separate your garbage items from the junk and metal items or they could be taken as garbage.

The following items CAN be picked up on Spring Clean Up day: 
Junk items are appliances, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, furniture, mattresses, box springs, carpet (4’ or less pieces), sofas, chairs, beds, grills, dressers, lamps, porcelain toilets/sinks, small lawn mowers and snow blowers, etc. If there is an excess amount of junk you could be charged a fee. If you have an excess amount of junk please contact Columbia County at (608) 742-6651 prior to the date of pickup.

Metal items include swing sets, bikes, small metal sheds with all shingles, wood, plastic, etc. removed.

The following items CANNOT be picked up on Spring Clean Up day:   
Appliances with coolants or Freon are not allowed. Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, 55 gallon barrels, fuel tanks, ballasts, wire, roofing, and demolition material, lumber, fencing, trees, brush, tires, waste oil, leaves and lawn clippings, electronics like computers, monitors etc.

You may contact Columbia County at (608) 742-6651 for disposal of these items for a small fee.

Information can also be found on the City of Columbus website at for options to dispose of items other than the spring cleanup week.

Questions: Call either the Columbus City Hall (920) 623-5900 or Columbia County at (608) 742-6651

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