The first dates for Heavy Item Garbage (HIG) pickup are almost here. The town of Strathmore has published the list of dates for Heavy Item Garbage pick up. The next pickups will occur from January 21 to 25.

HIG pickups take place five times per year: January 21-25, April 16-19, July 22 - 26, September 23-27 and November 25-29.

It allows residents to dispose a maximum of five items of large residential waste. Each item must be lifted by hand without the aid of machinery for a maximum weight of 150 lbs per item.

The items must be placed at the regular garbage pickup location by 7 a.m. on Monday of HIG week with the sticker/tag provided by the town office.

The tags are not given out during the pickup week.

Heavy items are items like washers, dryers and stoves, furniture like sofas, mattresses, bed frames and box springs. Carpets must be rolled and can be no longer that four feet. The items should be placed a minimum of four feet from the garbage cart. Extra tags can be bought at the town office for $3 each. More information on HIGs can be found at

This year Huxted Waste Management will also be recycling Christmas trees. Starting January 7 they will be offering complimentary Christmas tree pickups.

Residents should place their Christmas trees out by 7 a.m. and they will collect the trees. Residents can also drop off Christmas trees at the recycling depot, free of charge.


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