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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Residential Spring Clean-Up Begins May 7th

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The City of Carbondale will conduct the annual Residential Spring Clean-Up Program beginning Friday, May 7th, 2021. 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. 

To participate in this program, place your household rubbish at the curbside no earlier than five (5) days prior to your collection day and no later than 7:00 a.m. on your collection day (please note that items set at the curbside for collection after 7:00 a.m. on the listed collection day will not be collected). Household items will be collected from the curbside on Fridays, based on the following schedule:

Monday’s City Refuse Collection Route – Friday, May 7th 

All residences east of the Canadian National (CN) railroad tracks.

Tuesday’s City Refuse Collection Route - Friday, May 14th  

All residences located east of Little Crab Orchard Creek and west of South Oakland Avenue and all residents south of West Main St. up to and including Chautauqua Street (excluding residences along South Oakland Ave).

Wednesday’s City Refuse Collection Route – Friday, May 21st 

All residences located west of the CN railroad tracks, from South Oakland Avenue east and from West Main Street south.  And all residences from West Main Street north and North Oakland Avenue east, up to and including West Sycamore Street as well as residences on North Baine Drive; All residents west of the CNRR tracks, east of Little Crab Orchard Creek and south of West Chautauqua Street (excluding residences on Chautauqua St).

Thursday’s City Refuse Collection Route - Friday, May 28th  

All residences west of the CN railroad tracks, north of West Sycamore Street (excluding residences located along West Sycamore St. and North Baine Dr.), and all residences west of Little Crab Orchard Creek.


The following items will NOT be collected as a part of this program:

  • Electronics such as computers and computer accessories; televisions and TV accessories; MP3 and IPOD players.
  • Tires, appliances, or yard waste - these items can be disposed of by the City’s Landscape & Special Waste Sticker Program.
  • Hazardous materials including: paint, oil, gasoline, car batteries, pesticides, and other chemicals. Note that many of these items may be disposed of through a Household Chemical Collection Event by the Jackson County Health Department to take place on an announced Saturday in May at the SIU Arena Parking lot for Jackson County residents only.  For more information check the Jackson County Health Department’s website at
  • Contractor’s remodeling or construction debris - residents or contractors must dispose of these items using private haulers.

Please be sure not to block sidewalks, streets, ditches, or drainage ways with your items. Also placing items and/or allowing items to remain at the curbside earlier than 5 days prior to or after 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day is a violation of City Code and may subject you to a citation. If you have any questions, please contact the Maintenance and Environmental Services Office at (618) 457-3275.

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