Free Bulk Item Pickup Pilot Program Created

NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh announced a new monthly bulk item pickup pilot program starting Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The monthly bulk item pickup pilot program is scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month for the remainder of 2020, and will be free of charge to all residents. Additional scheduled bulk item pickup dates per the pilot program are Wednesday, November 25, and Wednesday, December 30.

Under the pilot program, households can dispose of up to five (5) bulk waste items. Residents will have to schedule their bulk item pickup with the Department of Public Works division of Sanitation and put out their bulk items at curbside no earlier than the night before collection. Multi-unit dwellings have the option of scheduling a pickup by referencing their individual unit.

The collection of bulk items is limited to indoor/outdoor furniture, washers/dryers, and tires. Building materials, car parts (except for tires), and hazardous items will not be collected. Anything beyond the allotted items will be left in place and must be removed by the residents. Yard waste collection will continue on scheduled monthly bulk item pickup days. Separate arrangements must be made for bulk item pickups on days outside of the pilot program.

Residents can call the Sanitation line at (845) 565-1082 or the Department of Public Works at (845) 565-3297 for more information regarding acceptable bulk items, to schedule a pickup, or with questions and concerns. Information regarding non-pilot program bulk items and yard waste pickup can be found via the City website at

Each year the City of Newburgh affords its residents a Spring and Fall bulk item pickup event. Due to the unprecedented times we are facing due to COVID-19, the City was unable to provide free of charge bulk item pickups to its residents during the first half of 2020. However, given the need and demand to assist in the reduction of trash on curbs and sidewalks, the City’s Public Works division of Sanitation will rise to the occasion and provide residents increased quality services through the implementation of this pilot program.

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