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BULKY ITEM CURBSIDE COLLECTION
The Town collects bulky items Monday through Friday.
To schedule a Bulky Item Collection, click here.
Residents will be allowed 1 free bulk item collection per year. Any other bulk collections within the same year will be assessed a fee. Also, there is a fee, published in the Schedule of Fees, associated for disposing of non-bulk material with the bulk collection.
White goods/appliances and other large bulk items not practical to containerize will be collected.
To request bulk item collection, the town asks that residents complete the online form or call the Public Works at 336-838-0188. If no answer, please leave a message with name, address and telephone number so residents can be notified when the bulk items will be collected by the Town of Wilkesboro.
Bulk item collection is for residential units only. Business bulk item collection will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Weight limits and fees will apply to the collection of bulk goods. If a customer fills a truck with bulky items to such an extent that it requires a trip to the landfill, the customer will be required to pay for the tipping fee and mileage which will be assessed at the current rate.
Approved electronics or large loads - please contact Public Works for an appointment.
After notification and scheduling with Public Works, a truck will be delivered and, at the discretion of the Public Works Director, loaded by the resident. A service fee will be assessed as listed in a fee schedule approved by the Town Council. Each resident must complete and sign a Town of Wilkesboro Truck Policy Statement. Charges for collection will be invoiced.
Non-residential illegal dumping or burning of bulky items is not permitted.
What Bulky Items CAN be collected curbside?
Household furnishings & similar household items
Mattresses & box springs
Television & Computer Equipment - must be dropped off at the Public Works Department or by appointment only.
Small household appliances
Large white goods, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers or dishwashers - make sure no children can gain access to appliances while awaiting collection. Penalty § 51.99
Lawn equipment such as mowers, trimmers, wheelbarrows - must remove gasoline.
Bicycles - tires must be removed.
Large glass items such as windows, doors, mirrors, plate glass - must have glass taped with an X so it will not shatter in the collection process.
Television, computer monitors, tablets, laptops & Computer tower - are electronics are collected by appointment only and by completing the online form.
What Bulky Items CANNOT be collected curbside? Residents should consult with Wilkes County Landfill for disposal.
❌ Commercial tree trimmers, lawn care services, contractors, builders, etc. shall dispose of their own limbs, trees, leaves, shrubbery, underbrush, building materials & refuse before leaving their job sites. If not removed, the removal is the property owners responsibility to dispose of.
❌ Any business items including appliances and equipment. Includes a landlord changing out appliances or equipment for a tenant. This is considered a business activity.
❌ Hazardous or industrial waste
❌ Paint cans - let paint dry with lid off before putting in the bulky item collection
❌ Furnaces & central air conditioner units
❌ Roof materials
❌ Human or animal tissue, urine, feces, etc. of any kind - bagged or un-bagged
❌ Ashes - hot or cold or live coals or fire
❌ Hypodermic syringes, needles or any items for injections must be broken, disassembled, destroyed and make the syringes inoperable that are not in a milk jug, coffee can or another container with a lid.
❌ Wax or plastic coated corrugated sheets or boxes.
❌ Batteries of any type
❌ Tires of any type
❌ CFL bulbs or mercury containing items
❌ Wood pallets effective May 19, 2019.
❌ Oxygen tanks and other medical equipment
❌ Propane tanks or large oil tanks
❌ Vehicle exterior and interior parts for automotive, campers, boats, camper shells, trailers, motors, doors, fenders, car seats, etc.
❌ Items too large to fit on the collection vehicle
❌ Items that reasonably require more than 2 people to lift.
❌ Clothing, bedding, or any other items where a highly infectious disease occurred.
❌ Items that are a consequence of a fire - the resident should consult with Wilkes County Landfill for disposal.
❌ Any interior or exterior items as a result of clearing a property/parcel - the resident should consult with Wilkes County Landfill for disposal.
❌ Leaves during seasonal leaf collection time frame (October through January).
❌ Any other items at the Public Works Director's discretion.