The City of Columbus will hold a Spring Clean Up event this year in conjunction with Columbia County and its Solid Waste vendor. This is intended for City of Columbus residents only 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 May 9th – 13th for one week only. All additional items set out will be collected on your same collection day as normal garbage & recycling pickup. Each neighborhood will be picked up once during the large item pick up. 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 in the street.
Please place at curbside by 6:00 AM. Please separate your garbage & recycling carts from the bulky and metal items.
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 (liquids drained out), 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 are swing sets, bikes, small metal sheds with all shingles or wood removed. Metal will be picked up separately from the bulky items.
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, hazardous chemicals, liquid paint, leaves and lawn clippings, electronics like computers, monitors etc.
Questions: Call Columbia County at (608) 742-6651