|City of Salisbury|
Public Works Department
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|Bulk Trash Pickup|
Introduction. Proper disposal of trash and recycling material is a critical component to maintaining Salisbury's excellent quality of life and being good stewards of our environment. The City of Salisbury Public Works provides three types of services to our residents. These are:
The Public Works Department provides a household bulk trash pickup service to City residents to remove large items and yard waste on a weekly basis. Many municipalities either do not provide household bulk pickup or do so only two or three times a year. We cannot pickup landlord evictions. Non-city residents and businesses are not allowed to use the bulk pickup service.
Overview. Salisbury Public Works provides a weekly household bulk trash pickup service to City residents to remove large items and yard waste, which is:
Bulk Item Fee Schedule.
Semiannual Free Bulk Pickup Procedures.
There are two (2) Free Bulk Pickup weeks every year. One is scheduled in the fall, the third week of September, and one in the spring, the third week of March. There will be no appliances picked up during these weeks. Residents must call the City Service Center at 410-548-3177 to be included on the list for the free bulk pickup. These pickups will be for one week only.
Weekly Bulk Pickup (non-Vegetative items) Procedures.
Bulk item pickup is done on Mondays only.
Please do not place more than three large items on the curb on Sunday night. Our crews start pickup on Monday morning at 6 a.m. The Department cannot pickup more than three bulk items due to equipment and resource constraints.
Please do not place BULK ITEMS in the blue recycling container or the large 95-gallon trash can used for the household trash pickup, this will cause your recycling and trash not to be picked up.
City will not pick up:
Paint cans - if the paint is solid or the can is empty, place in a plastic bag and deposit in the normal household trash can. If the paint is liquid, leave the can open until the paint dries hard and then place in a plastic bag and place in the normal trash.
Weekly Vegetative Materials, or Yard Waste Pickup Procedures.
Residents may call the City Service Center at (410) 548-3177 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to talk with a Customer Service Representative to set up a yard waste pickup. You may also call in a yard waste pickup request to the answering machine from Friday at 4:30 p.m. through Monday at 6:00 a.m. Since the Department’s pickup teams depart shortly after 6:00 a.m. and routes must be assigned to our workforce for the day’s pickups, we cannot add pickup requests after 6:00 a.m.
In addition to providing contact information of your name, street address, and telephone number, you will need to provide a detailed description of the yard waste you want picked up. Providing detailed information helps the Department to schedule and assign people, appropriate equipment, and pickup routes
Preparing Cardboard and Vegetative Yard Waste.
Branches - Each bundle must be tied together, less than 4-feet long, branches or limbs less than 4-inches in diameter, and weighing less than 40 pounds. No more than three bundles per week. Bundles that do not meet this standard cannot be picked up.
Leaves and Vegetative Materials - Please place in plastic bags not weighing more than 40 pounds. Do not place more than 25 bags out per week.
Salisbury Public Works will not pickup landlord evictions.
Point of Contact. For any additional questions you may have, contact a Public Works Department Customer Service Representative at (410) 548-3177.
If you have any questions, corrections, or comments on the Public Works web pages, please contact the City of Salisbury Department of Public Works at (410) 548-3170.