The City of Carbondale offers a number of additional waste collection programs throughout the year.
This page is updated to reflect current programs.
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The City of Carbondale conducts an annual Residential Spring Clean-Up Program in April/May of each year. This program serves single family dwellings up to and including 4-unit buildings. The Spring Clean-Up Program allows residents to dispose of household items and general rubbish generated from the dwelling being served. As soon as the dates are available for 2013 they will be posted.
Carbondale’s Seasonal Vacuum Leaf Collection Service will be offered during the months of November, December and January. Calls for this service will be accepted from November 1, 2012 thru January 31, 2013. The fee during this Special Program period is $25.00 for each collection (the regular fee for vacuum leaf collection is $35.00).
City of Carbondale Residents desiring to this service should first rake their leaves to the curbside or street side (please be sure not to block streets, sidewalks, ditches or gutters); then call the Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at (618) 457-3275 and request a vacuum leaf collection.
Calls for service will be accepted 24 hours a day by leaving a message at the above number. Please be sure to leave your Name, Address, and Telephone Number and identify your request as “vacuum leaf collection”. If you would like to speak to a person directly, please call between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday.
The City’s Landscape Waste Bag & Bundle program will continue as usual with normal pickups on Wednesday’s and Friday’s. Those desiring collection of bagged leaves and grass, or bundles of brush may continue place their landscape waste in clear bags or tied bundles and purchase and affix one sticker to each bag or bundle. Once you place the bags or bundles curbside; please call the number listed above and leave your Address along with your request for “Bag and Bundle” or “Landscape Waste Collection” and we will schedule you for the following Wednesday or Friday.
The City of Carbondale Forestry Division will conduct its annual Curbside Christmas Tree Recycling Program from January 2, 2013 through February 1, 2013. Residents that would like to participate in this program should place their Christmas trees curbside on their normal refuse and recycling collection day (please note that the actual collection and chipping of the trees will occur the following day). Any residents wishing to dispose of their Christmas trees on days other than their normal refuse day may also take their Christmas trees to one of the following neighborhood drop-off sites:
• Public Works Complex on North Michaels Street (drop off at main gate)
• East Recycling Drop-Off Center on East College Street (west of the Stor-N-Lok)
• Parrish Park parking lot on West Sunset Drive (at the east end of the parking lot)
• Attucks Park parking lot on North Wall Street (the south parking lot)
Please discard pine rope, wreaths, garland, and flocked trees with regular refuse. Questions about this program may be directed to the Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at (618) 457-3275 or to the City Forester’s Office at (618) 549-5302 ext. 332.