Spring cleaning? Here’s what you need to know about Vandalia’s trash services.

If you’ve got Spring cleaning on your calendar anytime in the next few weeks, you might appreciate a reminder on how best to discard of the clutter you remove from your home.

Your best bet and the easiest way to get rid of trash is to use your contracted waste hauler, Rumpke.  Rumpke will pick up of extra-large trash items for free, including bulk items such as furniture. Any upholstered item must be wrapped in plastic before being placed at the curb. Homeowners must simply call Rumpke at least 72 hours in advance, 461-0004, to advise what items need to be removed. There is no additional charge for the large trash pickup.

Bulk drop-offs at the City Garage, 97 Clubhouse Way, are available the second Saturday of certain months, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. These drop-offs are limited to limbs, brush and large construction materials. This service is not available in January, February, November or December.

With proof of residency, Vandalia citizens may also drop off any yard waste free of charge at BR Mulch at 620 Ginghamsburg Road during regular business hours. BR Mulch is open 7 days a week. 

Hours –  Mon – Fri   8 – 5

                Sat – 8 – 4

                Sun – 10 – 2

The above hours are valid through the end of June. For more information on BR Mulch, call  667-8288.

For trash-related questions, call 415-2349.