Special Pickups

Public Works’ Solid Waste Division offers Wednesday Special Pickups for large, bulky items, including garage and basement debris, brush and appliances. These are done on Wednesdays and must be scheduled by 3 p.m. the Tuesday before. Residents simply decide which Wednesday they would like and call us at 573-339-6351 to check availability and schedule. Each residential trash customer is allowed one free Wednesday Special Pickup per calendar year. This pickup provides an annual disposal option for extra refuse, bulky items and appliances. A limited number of free pickups are available each week so schedule early.

Items should be placed at the curb where the regular trash is picked up, and all small, loose items must be in boxes or bags. Appliances and yard waste must be kept separate from household trash and will be picked up by a different truck. Trash and recycling carts will not be emptied during a special pickup. 

Doors must be removed from refrigerators and freezers and the appliances must be empty.

Limbs and brush must be no longer than four feet, no more than 1/4" in diameter, tied together in bundles no larger than 18 inches in diameter and bundles must weigh no more than 75 pounds. Limbs and brush not bundled will not be picked up.

The following Items are not accepted for Wednesday Special Pickups: Tires, batteries, oil, concrete, railroad ties, automobile parts, pesticides, oil-based paint, or hazardous materials.

Chargeable Pickups Fees (effective 7/1/24)
Fuel surcharge as of 06/01/24 is $.00 pickup and varies monthly until average diesel fuel prices fall below $3.75/gallon

Bags and boxes: 
1 to 5 minutes pick up time $6.30
6 to 10 minutes pick up time $12.60
Over 10 minutes pick up time $12.60 base charge, plus $1.52 per minute per person after the first 10 minutes

1 to 5 bundles   $6.30
6 to 10 bundles $12.60
11+ bundles       $12.60 base charge plus $1.52 per minute per person after the first 10 minutes

Furniture, mattresses and large items requiring more than one person to lift:
$12.60 base charge plus $1.52 per minute per person after the first 10 minutes 

Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, hot water heaters, etc.): 
$12.60 each  

Live Christmas trees (during season) $6.30 each

  • Contact Info
  • 2007 Southern Expressway Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
  • Telephone 573.339.6351
  • Email [email protected]