Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor
The town of Friday Harbor will offer its residential refuse customers a one-time-only curbside pickup of items that are too large or too heavy for their refuse cans the week of April 23 through 27.
“The town saw an opportunity to encourage neighborhood cleanups and to assist our customers with their spring cleaning efforts,” said Town Administrator Duncan Wilson. He says this one-time service is being offered free of charge to its non-commercial customers.
Rules include 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 furniture. It is not for items such as yard or household waste, building materials, electronics, or large appliances. Additional rules apply and there will be no exceptions. Therefore, customers should review the information included with their monthly billing statement or call the town hall at 360-378-2810. A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items is posted on www.fridayharbor.org.
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 pickups will occur separately that week as usual. Customers are to set these cans apart from their large refuse pickup pile.