Heavy Item Garbage

Heavy Item Garbage (HIG) is a service provided in conjunction with your garbage pickup service and is provided 5 times per year. This service is provided for residents who receive residential garbage pickup by the town to dispose of a maximum of five (5) items of large residential waste. Each item must be lifted by hand without the aid of machinery for a maximum weight per item of 150 lbs. All items must be placed at your regular garbage pickup location by 7:00 am Monday of HIG week and affixed with a HIG sticker that is available at the town office. Place your items a minimum of four (4) feet from your garbage cart.

We encourage residents to utilize the recycle facility where possible to minimize recyclable materials from entering the landfills.

2019 Heavy Item Garbage Schedule

Collection of HIG items will occur in conjunction with your scheduled garbage collection schedule.

  • January 21 - 25
  • April 15 – 18
  • July 22 - 26
  • September 23 – 27
  • November 25 - 29

Please note: HIG tags will NOT be given out the week of HIG Pickup.

What is heavy item garbage?

  • Washers, dryers and stoves
  • Furniture (sofas, dressers etc.),
  • Mattress, bed frames and box springs,
  • Carpet must be rolled and no longer than 4 ft,
  • Separated/salvageable metal materials - small quantity,
  • Small amounts of lumber of 4ft in length and secured
  • BBQ’s with propane removed

What is not  heavy item garbage?

  • Non-residential waste,
  • Garbage bags - residential waste,
  • Paint cans and hazardous materials,
  • Residential construction materials,
  • Vehicle oil disposal or vehicle parts,
  • Vehicle parts and tires,
  • Fridges and freezers unless freon has been removed and item has a certificate to show this has been done

 We would suggest these are taken directly to the recycle yard where they will remove freon for a nominal fee and then dispose of the appliance.

  • Toilets, showers, or bathtubs.

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