Sangamon County residents living outside the City of Springfield corporate limits are eligible to participate in the County’s free large item pick-up and drop-off collection. The program is in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County. Click here for a Printable Collection Card showing eligible and restricted items. To schedule a drop-off or pick-up, residents must call Habitat for Humanity at 217.523.2710 or schedule online by clicking here.
Residents living within the City of Springfield’s corporate limits are eligible to participate in the city's free large item pick-up collection. Program details and scheduling information are available by clicking here.
Eligible items for pickup include:
- Couches, Tables, Chairs
- Bed frames, Mattresses, Box Springs
- Dressers, Desks, Filing cabinets
- Appliances (e.g., refrigerators, stoves, dehumidifiers, washers, dryers, freezers, and/or dishwashers)
- Doors, Toilets, Cabinets, Shelving Units
- Water heaters
- Window unit-AC
- Grills (no propane tanks)
- Mowers (fuel must be drained)
- 5X10 rolls of carpet
- Basketball hoops
- Trampolines that have been broken down
- Pool liners, poles, ladders, etc. that have been broken down
- Automobile parts, Tires
- Central AC units, Portable heaters, Furnaces
- Constructions debris (e.g., paint, lumber, dry wall, brick, concrete, siding, etc.)
- Hazardous materials
- Hot tubs
- Landscaping items (e.g., large rocks, statuary, etc.), Railroad ties
- Musical Instruments (e.g., pianos)
- TV monitors/electronics
Other options for getting rid of oversized items:
- Sangamon Valley Landfill, 2565 Sandhill Rd., 528-9256. Accepts large amounts of solid waste, including remodeling and demolition debris as well as large items. Call for specific items, cost details and hours.
- F & W Resources, 3327 Terminal Ave., 525-1206. Metal salvager. Call for specific items, cost details and hours.
- Waste Management of Illinois' transfer station, 3000 E. Ash St. - Accepts large amounts of solid waste, including remodeling and demolition debris as well as large items. Also accepts large appliances without Freon and/or cooling units. Call for specific items, cost details and hours.
- Mervis Iron, 1100 S. Ninth St. - Accepts and recycles large metal appliances without cooling units free of cost. A fee is charged for each unit that needs Freon removed. Call for specific items, cost details and hours.
Where to take restricted items:
- Metal Recycling
- Automotive parts
- Cannot go to Landfill
- Check with salvage yards for recycling and selling
- Central A/C, portable heaters, furnaces
- Cannot go to Landfill due to Freon
- Take all items to Metal Salvage yard
- Construction Debris - Habitat for Humanity Re-Store takes a lot of building/remodeling materials; however, call before drop off donation. If unwanted, contact landfill and/or waste hauler for final disposal.
- Hazardous materials should be taken to annual Household Hazardous Waste event.
- Hot tubs (accepted at landfill for drop-off)
- Landscaping items
- Gumballs, plants, plaster and concrete can be taken at Landfill
- Big trees, leaves, branches, grass clipping, other wood materials cannot go to Landfill but taken at Evan’s Recycling
- Musical Instruments – check with donating to second hand, organizations (e.g., churches, schools, etc.). Contact landfill and/or waste hauler for final disposal.
- Railroad ties
- Federal property
- Soaked in creosote (landfill can take a couple but if truckload must get approval before coming in)
- Call Landfill prior to taking for approval
- # to call for complete breakdown - Northfolk Southern Police 1.800.453.2530
- Tires - take back programs at Tire retail locations (average cost = $2-$5/per tire – depending on size)
- TV Monitors/Electronics - BLH and/or F&W Resources Call for specific items, cost details and hours. Residents living within the City of Springfield’s corporate limits may be eligible to participate in the city's free electronic recycling program; information is available by clicking here.