Got a new mattress, box spring or couch? Not sure what to do with the old one?
Well the first thing NOT to do is to put it outside anywhere on your property. Your intention may be to haul it to the the dump at some point. However, by placing it outdoors on your property, you’re negatively impacting your community in the following ways:
- Old furniture left outside is unsightly and causes a nuisance condition, which attracts further nuisance issues and escalates untidiness in the neighbourbood.
- The item may be taken from your yard. It then typically will get abandoned in an alley, on someone else’s property, on a roadway (causing a serious safety concern), or in our beautiful River Valley.
You can make a difference in your community!
Keep these items indoors until you have the time and means to remove them from your property. The City of Edmonton’s Big Bin Events accept household items that can’t be set out for regular waste collection (at no charge!). Twelve weekend events are held in various locations throughout the City. Visit “edmonton.ca/bigbinevents”:https://www.edmonton.ca/bigbinevents for more information.
The City of Edmonton and you…working together for a safe and clean community!
Information and photo provided by the City of Edmonton.