Some large items can’t be thrown away because they’re too large for your trash container… and good luck getting them into a dumpster! Couches, mattresses, furniture, large appliances… you can’t just put them on the curb. Here’s what you need to know about how to handle large bulk trash items, straight from Columbus.gov.
Residents should contact the City’s 311 Customer Service Center to schedule bulk items by calling 311 or 614-645-3111, or online at www.311.columbus.gov.
NO BULK ITEMS WILL BE COLLECTED UNLESS THE RESIDENT SCHEDULES COLLECTION ONLINE OR CALLS 645-3111
Some large items cannot be thrown away because they are too big to fit in your trash container. Residents should contact the City’s 311 Customer Service Center to schedule bulk items by calling 311 or 645-3111, or online at www.311.columbus.gov.
Bulk items include, but are not limited to:
- Non-refrigerant appliances
The best option for disposing of large items in good condition is to give them to a friend or charitable organization. Franklin County’s HandsOn Program (formerly FIRSTLINK) can provide referrals to organizations that will accept donations of old furniture, appliances or other items such as clothing and use them to help families in need. Many local churches will also take donated items and give them to needy families. Most central Ohio residents can reach HandsOn by dialing 211, others may call (614) 221-2255.
Arrange for Pickup
To use the on-line bulk-collection scheduling process, click here.
The City of Columbus will pick up many bulk items as a free service to its residents. The City can pick up furniture, mattresses, carpet, and appliances that do not have refrigerants in them, like dishwashers and washing machines. Bulk items should not be placed in your collection container.
Follow these guidelines:
- To schedule collection of bulk items, contact the City’s 311 Service Center ((614) 645-3111) or 311.columbus.gov
- If your regular trash is picked up at the curb, place bulk items in front of your home away from obstructions on your specially scheduled collection day.
- If your regular trash is picked up in an alley, place bulk items on the edge of your property at the alley line on your specially scheduled collection day.
- Roll carpet into a bundle 4 feet long by 2 feet in diameter and tie it with rope.
- Leave furniture assembled.
- Glass must be taped.
- Residents are responsible for cleaning up any glass residue that may remain on the ground in front of their home as a result of collection.
- Bags, boxes, storage tubs, luggage and/or open containers of trash are not considered bulk. Bags and boxes of items must be placed inside your designated refuse container for collection. Plastic or metal trash cans/containers and storage tubs placed out with bulk collection must be empty and will be discarded
- Items resulting from an eviction, set-out, or foreclosure will not be collected.
Some items cannot be collected by the City of Columbus. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Hazardous, flammable or explosive materials;
- Auto parts and tires;
- Excavating and building materials;
- Refrigerated appliances (refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, water coolers and air conditioners);
- Furnaces, Pianos, Spas, Hot tubs or pool tables
For these items, please call a private hauler (check google local or the yellow pages under “Rubbish”).
Now, a bit about Lykens Companies…
With 20 years (and counting) of experience, we believe that Lykens Companies is just getting started on its mission to offer Columbus hundreds of premier apartments, rentals, and renovations. Each day, we are driving toward constantly expanding and improving our business and bettering Columbus, the city we love. For our renters, that means that they are connected to a proven business that is always striving to be the best. Our success isn’t an accident. We are constantly striving to improve our quality, both in the buildings that we renovate, reimagine, and rent out; moreover, we are striving to improve in the way that our business operates. For you, that means the best units and the best service in the best locations.
As we invest our time, money, and energy into the Short North, Victorian Village, Italian Village, and other parts of Columbus’s urban core, it’s nothing short of amazing to step back and see how much we’re able to impact our city, whether that looks like renovating apartments, houses, or even factories like the Wonder Bread Lofts and the forthcoming Budd Dairy project: a full scale reimagining of an old dairy factory into a Cameron Mitchell food hall and state-of-the-art coworking space.
If you’re looking to rent in Columbus, Ohio’s urban core, you’ve come to the right place. We’re confident that it doesn’t get better than us when it comes to finding the absolute best apartments and rentals in Columbus.
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