City will haul away your castoffs for free in annual spring pickup

It’s best to get a move on if you haven’t already hauled your junk to the curb.

Grand Junction residents can take advantage of the city’s annual, free trash-hauling event, but there are some guidelines.

Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, city crews will begin picking up trash north of North Avenue. Trash pickup begins May 2 for residents living south of North Avenue, which includes city areas in the Redlands and Orchard Mesa.

Follow these rules if you want your junk to disappear:

Each residence is allowed debris to fill one dump truck, about 10 cubic yards. Crews will remove all junk piles, but only if they are left on the street.

Crews will not retrieve trash left on the medians or on private property. The city will charge residents $100 for each additional load to haul away debris piles that don’t fit inside one dump truck.

Most electronics, all hazardous materials, tires and appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers are not accepted.

City crews will mark items with a pink tag if they cannot be accepted.

A complete list of unaccepted items is detailed on the city’s website, http://www.gjcity.org.

Trash bins or other containers left with debris will be taken away.

Toss items directly onto the street nearest the curb if you want to keep containers.

Save those old tires for May’s free drop-off event. Tires will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7 at the city shops, or the Municipal Service Campus, 333 West Ave., near the Riverside Parkway.

Each household can drop off up to eight passenger car tires or light-pickup tires.


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