Tallahassee Cash For Trash Program Expands Savings Choices

By: City of Tallahassee Release
By: City of Tallahassee Release

Tallahassee, Florida --

Energy-Saving CFL Lights Offered Saturday! - With an opportunity to receive up to $145 in energy savings, customers may once again take part in the City's biannual 'Cash for Trash' event this Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash for Trash allows City residential utility customers to bring large trash items too large to fit in their 96-gallon garbage container.

At Saturday's event, customers will have the option to receive two 20-watt (75-watt equivalent) Energy Star compact fluorescent (CFL) lights, while supplies last, allowing them to save even more money on their electric costs. Customers will see an additional energy cost savings of approximately $143 over the life of the two CFL lights. In lieu of the CFL lights, customers may choose to sign up to receive $5 off their City utility bill.

Though the City encourages residential customers to use their every-other-week bulky item collection service for disposing large items at curbside, the Cash for Trash program provides an alternative system - especially important for apartment dwellers or anyone with a number of large items to dispose. Items customers may bring include old furniture, large and small household appliances, large toys, and tires (limit of four per customer).

Residents may also bring household hazardous waste items and electronic items (including all computer parts) to Cash for Trash for disposal/recycling by Leon County's Solid Waste Division. However, no household garbage, construction/demolition debris or yard waste will be accepted!

To receive the CFL lights or credit on the utility bill, residential customers utilizing the program must present a City utility bill before unloading material. Customers can make multiple trips, however only one set of two CFL lights will be distributed or one credit per utility bill will be provided. This allows customers disposing items for their neighbors to do so and assist them in reaping the benefits of the Cash for Trash program.

Customers taking part in Cash for Trash should bring items to the City's Solid Waste Services facility, located at 2727 Municipal Way (just off West Pensacola Street near the Messer Field softball complex). For more information please visit the City's website at Talgov.com/YOU or call Your Own Utilities at 891-4YOU (4968).

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