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1 City of East Lansing One Pager Plus Bulk Item Pickup In an effort to create a clean and safe community, the City of East Lansing offers bulk item pickup to residents. What is considered a bulk item? Bulk items include furniture, appliances, carpet, mattresses and other large rubbish items that exceed 40 pounds and/or do not fit in a 32-gallon yellow City trash bag. How do I dispose of a bulk item? To have the City pick up a bulk item at the curb, residents must purchase a $19 bulk item sticker ($42 for items containing Freon) and schedule a Monday bulk item pickup. Bulk item stickers can be purchased at East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road, or the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW), 1800 E. State Road. A bulk item pickup can be scheduled online @ or by calling DPW during regular business hours; Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; at (517) 337-9459. Phone requests must be made by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to Monday’s collection and online requests must be made by 7:30 a.m. on the Monday of collection. When can I place the bulk item at the curb? Items can be placed at the curb on the scheduled Monday morning with the purchased City sticker attached. If the items are not placed at the curb correctly a citation can be issued. When is a bulk item citation issued? If bulk items are placed at the curb without a City sticker, without a scheduled pickup or on the wrong day, they are in violation of the City’s litter/bulk item ordinance, Ordinance No. 1300. Due to a recent amendment to Ordinance 1300, residents now have two hours to remove bulk items if they receive a face-to-face notification of violation and eight hours to remove items if a violation notification is posted outside of their residence. A citation can be issued if bulk items are not removed from the curb in these allotted time periods, resulting in fines (currently set by the court at $220 for similar violations) and abatement costs ($35 if removed during regular business hours or $150 if removed after hours). How do I correctly remove an item from the curb if I receive a violation notice? Items should be removed from the curb and placed inside a resident’s house or garage until the appropriate scheduled pickup date. East Lansing facts at your fingertips! • For more information: call (517) 337-1731 or go to Page 1 of 1

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