Alton accepting bulk waste, other disposables
Alton residents can drop off certain bulk and large-item disposables for free from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, according to the city's Facebook page.
Residents will be allowed one trip for each address to leave items such as furniture, mattress sets, desks, dressers, tables and carpet cut into 4-foot lengths. Sharp objects such as nails or staples must be removed from items. Glass from doors and windows must be broken and placed in boxes marked “Glass.”
The list of items that cannot be dropped off includes concrete, tires, yard waste, hazardous waste, shingles, Samsung home appliances and construction debris.
An e-waste recycling drive also is offered for those who want to recycle electronics. Tubed TVs will be recycled for $5 to $25, based on size.
The drop-off program will not allow box or stake-bed trucks or trailers, and all waste must not reach the height of a pickup. Each participant must have a valid photo ID that includes a home address.
Call Republic Services at 618-656-6883 to get the complete list of items eligible to be recycled. For answers on e-waste recycling, call CJD E-Cycling at 618-659-9006.