On Saturday, July 20, the city of Batesville will offer a curbside pickup of large items from residents’ homes, according to Mayor Rick Fledderman. This one-day event will start at 5 a.m., so citizens are encouraged to set their disposable items out the evening before.
Acceptable items include clothing; furniture, bedsprings and mattresses; rugs and carpet pieces; rubber hose; appliances; wood, bundled 4 feet or shorter, 75 pounds maximum; insulation; cans and buckets, totally cleaned and dry; paint cans containing dried paint only.
Refrigerators, air-conditioning units and freezers are required to have stickers showing chlorofluorocarbons were removed by certified persons. This includes units without compressors. If there is no sticker, the unit will be rejected.
Unacceptable items include electronic devices containing mercury, such as TVs, computers, microwaves, cell phones; building and construction materials, such as bricks; remodeling materials; landscape materials; car body parts, including wheels and tires; steel or metal framing; tree limbs, grass clippings and leaves.
Info: mayor’s office, 933-6100.