AUBURN — Get that old mattress ready.

The city is offering a bulky waste program this year to allow people to dispose of materials not normally picked up during weekly city collections. That includes furniture, rugs, mattresses and box springs, tires, metal and propane tanks. 

The bulky waste pickup will take place May 1-11. 

Auburn Public Services crews will collect materials at normal collection points, according to a news release. All waste must be at the roadside by 7 a.m on the date that collection begins for the specific area.

Crews will remove waste on a street-by-street basis and will not return to a street once waste material has been removed. No material may be placed curbside until April 30.

Items collected:


• Brush must be placed with the butt ends facing the street in a neat pile. No more than a pickup truck load will be collected by city staff. Additional brush can be brought to the Public Services Facility on Gracelawn Road in Auburn;  

• Furniture;

• Rugs must be rolled and taped;

• Mattresses and box springs limited to six combined;

• Tires limited to four;

• Metals, excluding large auto parts and metals containing hazardous materials;


• Propane tanks;

• Washers, dryers, refrigerators, small appliances, etc.;

• Televisions, which can also be taken to the Public Services Facility on Gracelawn Road at any time free of charge.

Items not to be collected:

• Paints, oils, cleaners, gasoline. No liquids of any type;

• Wood waste, including construction and demolition debris; and

• Shingles.

For more information, contact Auburn Public Services at 207-333-6670. 

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