Submitted by the Town of Friday Harbor
The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to offer its residential waste customers a one-time-only curbside pickup of items that are too large or too heavy for their refuse cans the week of April 22–26. “The town saw an opportunity to encourage neighborhood cleanups and to assist our customers with their spring cleaning efforts,” said town administrator Duncan Wilson. This is the third year the town has been able to offer this spring cleanup service free of charge to its noncommercial 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, nonliquid 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 or call Town Hall at 360-378-2810. A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items is posted on the town website at 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 and yard waste pickups will occur separately that week as usual. Customers are to set these cans apart from their large refuse pickup pile.