The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 August 2007

Weapons of mass disposal

The very beginning of Oklahoma City's Bulky Waste rules:

Bulky Waste should be placed at the curb no more than three days before your pickup date. Don't make your neighbors look at your junk!

Why would they be looking at my junk in the first place?

Anyway, if this didn't prove persuasive enough, you'll find this across the bottom of your next utility bill:

Bulky set-out more than 3 days before pick-up date may be subject to fine up to $500.

Of course, if it's really great bulky, it won't stay out there for anywhere near 72 hours.

Posted at 10:17 AM to City Scene


Why would they be looking at my junk in the first place?

You're in the habit of badly underestimating your clothing size?

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at 3:05 AM on 9 August 2007

On a recent bulky trash pickup day I placed several lawn and leaf bags full of grass clippings, leaves, and what not out for the pickup. The next day was our regular trash pickup day. So the big blue goes out. After it is emptied I go out to get it and there is a sticky on it that says "Please place your garbage bags in a second big blue rather than out beside it which requires manual pickup".
So clearly the left hand does not know what the right one is doing!

Posted by: ms7168 at 5:34 AM on 9 August 2007

If you take the note literally, the junk, not its owner, will be fined.

I envision a letter addressed to Mr. Bulky Waste, at 1313 Mockingbird Lane...

Posted by: John Salmon at 9:37 AM on 9 August 2007