Waste Management and bulk pickup

Taylor

Called up Waste Management to arrange pickup of an artificial Christmas tree.  I told them it was an artificial Christmas tree.  They told me that calling ahead was not necessary.

The tree was not picked up.

In the course of a five minute conversation, I heard these excuses why it was not taken away:

  1. Should have called ahead to arrange pickup.
  2. They only pickup the second collection day of the week ("Is this new?" "Yes").
  3. They don't do bulk pick up of Christmas trees of any variety. 

Anyone have any suggestions?


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joan crystal

Call again.  Tell them what you are putting out.  Ask which of your two pick-up days is preferable and then say you will put it out on that date.  Place it in the median by the curb where it will be visible to the person picking up.  If tree is a problem, consider putting it in large garbage bag.  If they still refuse to pick up the artificial tree, consider putting it on MOL or swap.


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Taylor

Today WM contacted me to arrange pickup.

Thanks Vic  cheese 


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RebelYell

As a Maplewood W.M. customer you are allowed one item of bulk pickup each Friday without notification.  I used it last Friday without issue.



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joan crystal

This might be true if you live in the Tuesday/Friday pick-up zone, though in that case, leaving something out on Tuesday should be equally effective.  However leaving a bulk pick-up item out on a Friday if you have Monday/Thursday pick-up or Wednesday/Saturday pick-up would not work at all.


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