Fall Bulky Item Drop-Off Days October 24th and October 25th

by Elisa Pokral

It’s fall and it’s time once again for Fall Bulky item drop-off days. The event will be held at the Monroe County Fairgrounds Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th from 8:00 am. to 4:00 pm. Event sponsors are the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District (District), Hoosier Disposal & Recycling Services, the Monroe County Fair Board, and the Monroe County Highway Department. This event is designed for Monroe County residents to bring their unusable furniture, appliances, etc., to the Monroe County Fairgrounds, Gate #3 off Airport Road. There will be NO CHARGE for BULKY items.

Usable furniture and working appliances don’t belong in the trash. The District urges the public to give these items to someone who could use them or charitable agencies. However, if the item is no longer usable, bring the item or items to the Fairgrounds October 24th and October 25th. So, if you’re moving in or out or just redecorating, and you’re a Monroe County resident, this event can help you. All regular services of orange bag trash disposal, recycling, and trading posts will be available at the District’s other sites on Saturday October 25th.

Orange bags are NOT needed for bulky items. Bulky items do not include household waste/household trash. Tires, bagged trash, and appliances will NOT be accepted. The District asks that you call 349-2848 for proper disposal of appliances containing Freon such as dehumidifiers, freezers, refrigerators, and air conditioners. Call 824-7998 for proper disposal of tires.

The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, Hoosier Disposal & Recycling and local haulers would like to thank Monroe County residents and businesses for their support. Local trash collection, recycling, and reuse supports Monroe County programs and reduces trash disposal costs. If you have questions, please call the District at (812) 349-2020 or refer to www. mcswmd.org for accepted and unaccepted items.