The city will hold a bulky waste dropoff day on Saturday, Oct. 1 for residents to dispose of everything from furniture to toner cartridges, free.
Between 7 a.m. and noon, Meriden residents with ID can bring a host of diferent items to the Transfer Station on Evansville Ave., across from Meriden-Markham Airport. Free compost and untreated wood chips will also be available free for residents to pick up.
On that day the city will accept:
- Leaves and brush in paper bags or dumped from other containers. Brush that's not longer than 6 inches around and 4 feet long
- Furnishings: furniture, carpeting, bedding, appliances, toys
- E-Waste: Televisions, computer monitors, CPUs, batteries (non lead acid), iPods, PDA's, cell phones, fax machines, CRTs, terminals, stereos and radios, toner cartridges, printers, keyboards, copiers, telephone PBX, cables, VCRs, modems, mainframes, typewriters, laptops, inkjet cartridges and televisions.
On that day the city will not accept:
- auto parts,
- recyclable materials,
- construction materials, scrap wood
- hazardous waste like oil, gasoline, paint, solvents, and pool/lawn chemicals
According to a press release, the city has the right to inspect and reject anything brought to the disposal day, only non-commercial vehicles are allowed to drop items off, and there will be no cubside pickup associated with this day program. Also, lines will be likely be long, but the city says it will work hard to keep the flow moving.