"Cash for Trash" Program Returns This Saturday
October 14, 2013
Just in time for autumn home sprucing activities before the holiday rush, Tallahassee residents may once again take part in the City's biannual Cash for Trash event this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cash for Trash allows City residential utility customers to bring trash items that are too large to fit in their 96-gallon garbage container to the Solid Waste Services facility for proper disposal. As a thank you for participating in Saturday's event, City residential utility customers will receive $5 off their utility bill.
To receive the credit on the utility bill, residential customers utilizing the program must present a City utility bill before unloading material. Customers can make multiple trips, however only one credit per utility bill will be provided. This allows customers disposing of items for their neighbors to do so and assist them in reaping the benefits of the Cash for Trash program.
Though the City encourages residential customers to use their every-other-week bulky item collection service for disposing of large items at the curbside, the Cash for Trash program provides an alternative system – especially important for apartment dwellers or anyone with a number of large items to dispose. Items customers may bring include old furniture, large and small household appliances, large toys and tires (limit of four per customer).
Residents may also bring household hazardous waste and electronic items (including all computer parts) to Cash for Trash for disposal/recycling by Leon County's Solid Waste Division.
No commercial customers. Also, no household garbage, construction/demolition debris or yard waste will be accepted!
Customers taking part in Cash for Trash should bring items to the City's Solid Waste Services facility located at 2727 Municipal Way (just off West Pensacola Street near the Messer Field softball complex). For more information, please visit the City's website at Talgov.com/YOU or call Your Own Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968).
Rod Hightower, Solid Waste Services, 891-5450; or Lizzy Kelley, Department of Communications, 891-8533