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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Can I just throw out a bunch of crap for the Garbage Man?

I'm motivated to do some spring cleaning. I know that there is usually a day in the spring dedicated to you placing whatever the hell you want on the side of the road, and the trash guys pick it up.

If today is not that day, can I still set shit out there?

Mostly just old rugs, some chairs, pictures frames, some small dressers etc. etc. Just crap that is laying around in the basement.

I tried calling Best Way to ask, but they are not open.

EDIT: Some lady just picked up 4 chairs I set out there.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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time for a garage sale


i would set them out on the curb, and tommarow call up the garbage company and tell them you need a special pick-up
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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Around here they would take what they could and call a flatbed truck to winch it up on the bed and haul it away
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #4
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Okay. I just wasn't sure if you could set out stuff that didn't fit in the garbage bin or a garbage bag for easy removal.

Nothing out there is that big. Like I said, just some chairs, stools, ugly pictures, and some carboard boxes filled with crap.
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Set it all out a day or two before your pick-up. The old lady and her friends will be back and take most of it. The rest will be thrown in the truck.
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Set it all out a day or two before your pick-up. The old lady and her friends will be back and take most of it. The rest will be thrown in the truck.
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I think once you hit a certain age, everyone spends Sunday afternoons cruising and trash picking.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #7
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Set it all out a day or two before your pick-up. The old lady and her friends will be back and take most of it. The rest will be thrown in the truck.

This is crazy.

I'll carry some shit out there, then go back down to the basement to grab more stuff. By the time I get back out to the street, everything is gone.

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damned garbage gnomes....
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I did something simular when my uncle died. I put all the crap at the curb and put out a "Free" sign. I was amazed at the stuff people took. I didn't have to worry about cleaning up any of it.
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This is crazy.

I'll carry some shit out there, then go back down to the basement to grab more stuff. By the time I get back out to the street, everything is gone.

you sure your old lady wasnt just carrying it back inside?
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Old April 6th, 2008, 03:17 PM   #11
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As a general rule, I wouldn't grab stuff that's just laying around. Technically not supposed to take bags over I think 35 pounds either. Might be different in your town, but our schedule on the truck here is pretty tight and we don't have much time to grab a bunch of chairs and dressers.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #12
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it's by the bag/container here in fenton, so I can put out as much as I want, so long as I pay for one of the little orange tags for each, up to something like 5x lbs.

we also are allowed oversized/appliance disposal which i don't recall the exact issues on, but I've never had them not pick up anything. I've thrown old water heaters, dishwashers, and furniture at the curb several times in the past 8 years, and never had anything there longer than until that afternoon.
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