Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is providing eligible City of Springfield residents free large-item pickup service. A max of six large items can be picked up annually; city residents can schedule a one-time pickup of six items or two separate pickups of no more than three items. Not eligible for pickup are hazardous items like tires, TVs, and other electronic goods, central air conditioning units, landscaping items, railroad ties, paint or hazardous substances, remodeling waste, and scrap metal.
“We’re taking city residents’ calls now and setting the dates for pickup of their large items,” said Lance Morgan, Habitat ReStore Manager. “Please call Habitat before hauling your items to the curb. We will give you your pickup date. The city doesn’t allow items to be placed on the curb for more than 24 hours.”
Residents should contact Habitat at 217-523-2710, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, to schedule large item pickup.
Acceptable items include, but are not limited to couches, entertainment centers and other furniture, mattresses, box springs, rolls of carpet, filing cabinets, water heaters, window-unit air conditioners, appliances, grills, basketball hoops, trampolines, and pool liners.
“If you have questions about the city’s free large item pickup program, please contact us,” said Morgan. “You can also check out our website at www.habitatsangamon.com for a complete list of all kinds of acceptable items.”
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County or to join efforts to eliminate poverty housing in Sangamon County, call 217.523.2710.