The Town of Friday Harbor is offering its in-town, residential customers a one-time-only curbside pickup of items that are too large or too heavy for their refuse cans the week of Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31. Pickup at non-commercial, single family and up to 4-unit multi-family residences will take place on their regular refuse collection day. “The Town appreciates our citizens’ efforts to maintain their homes and properties,” said Town Administrator Denice Kulseth. “This is our opportunity to thank them and encourage neighborhood cleanups.” This is the seventh year the Town has offered a spring cleanup service free of charge to its in-town customers.
Specific rules apply regarding the volume and type of items that will be accepted, including that items must fit in a standard pickup truck bed and weigh no more than 60 pounds. This pickup is for non-hazardous, non-liquid items such as large toys and scrap metal, mattresses, carpet, and unusable furniture. It is not for items such as yard or household waste, building materials, electronics, or large appliances, or for items that can be reused or recycled. Additional rules apply and there will be no exceptions. Customers should review the information included with their monthly billing statement and on this website or call Town Hall at 378-2810. A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items is posted here.
The Town reserves the right to decline pickup of any items. These unaccepted items must be removed by the customer within two days of their refuse pickup day. Unremoved items and anything left in front of empty homes will be investigated by Code Enforcement as illegal dumping. This service is solely to assist existing Town refuse customers, and no items may be brought to or left in Town.
Regular refuse and yard waste pickups will occur separately that week as usual. Customers are to set these cans apart from their large refuse pickup pile.