Beginning this year, the Rushville Street Department has announced that they will remove heavy trash items on your normal trash day from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.
Street Commissioner Jemmy Miller said, “This change was made to give residents a better idea of when to expect us to pick items up. In the past, we just said we would pick items up during a certain week and some folks would get confused. We think this will eliminate that confusion.”
Miller would also like to remind residents that large piles will not be collected.
“We will not collect any piles that will take two employees longer than 10 minutes to pick up,” Miller added.
Heavy trash pickup dates are as follows:
• Thursday, Sept. 26 – residents may begin placing items out for collection.
• Monday, Sept. 30 – residents on Monday’s trash route items will be collected.
• Tuesday, Oct. 1 – residents on Tuesday’s trash route items will be collected.
• Wednesday, Oct. 2 – residents on Wednesday’s trash route items will be collected.
Another change announced is the discontinuation of free dumping at Smiley Avenue Transfer Station.
“Last year, we were bombarded with people bringing in large loads of trash,” Miller said. “The program is meant for citizens of Rushville to dispose of small amounts of unwanted items and we grew concerned that some were stockpiling trash in order to take advantage of the free week or bringing items from out of town.”
There are a number of items that will not be picked up including electronics (TVs, computers, monitors, etc.), paint, tires, hazardous materials, air conditioners, and refrigerators. Any of the aforementioned items with the exception of tires can be deposited on the monthly tox-away day held the first Saturday of each month at the Smiley Avenue Transfer station. Tires can be disposed of for a fee at the transfer station during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Any questions regarding heavy trash collection can be directed to the city street department office, 519 East Ninth Street, Rushville or by calling (765) 932–2575.