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Like the budding of the trees and the chirping of robins, a sure harbinger of spring in Jefferson City is the annual bulky items pick-up — the label Jefferson City has adhered to its collection of old microwaves, mattresses, recliners and other "large bulky items."

For 2017, the pick-up has been scheduled for April 17 for the area inside the city limits west of U.S. 54, and for April 24 for all areas east of U.S. 54.

Noting trash and recycling carts will be picked up during residents' normal collection days, the city's announcement declares, "The annual Residential Bulky Item Pick-Up is an opportunity for residents to discard large/bulky items at no cost. This event is exclusively for single-family residences, duplexes, triplexes and town homes with residential cart service through Republic Services and located within the city limits."

Items must be at the curb by 5 a.m. each of these Mondays. Items the city will collect include: furniture, large bulky items, televisions, microwaves, tied bundles of scrap material under 4 feet (untied bundles will not be picked up) and mattresses.

Items which will not be picked up include bags or boxes of debris, household trash or garbage, loose piles of material of any type, re-modeling material (i.e., sheet rock), appliances, car parts including tires, yard waste, lumber or guttering more than 4 feet, rocks, bricks and concrete, acid batteries, flammable material such as gasoline or liquids such as paint, waste oil, etc.

The bulky item pick-up service is provided as part of the city's solid waste agreement with Republic Services.

Residents with questions about the bulky item pick-up may call 573-634-6410.

More information is available online at


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