Ocean Pines Public Works will hold a free bulk pickup day for Ocean Pines residents and property owners on Saturday, May 21 beginning at 6 am.
Items that may be placed curbside for pickup include furniture, waste lumber, plastic chairs, electronics, large appliances and plumbing fixtures. Small items should be placed in containers at the edge of the road and weigh no more than 100 pounds. Doors should be removed from large appliances.
The bulk pickup does not include construction materials from active projects, hazardous or flammable materials, paints, tires, automobile batteries, oil or petroleum products, rocks, bricks or dirt. Republic Services receptacles should not be used to hold items.
Regular household garbage and yard waste is not part of this collection. Instead, yard waste may be brought to the Ocean Pines Public Works yard, which will be open to Ocean Pines homeowners and residents during the month of May from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.
All items for pickup should be placed by the curb no later than 6 am. Public Works will not enter private property to pick up materials. Items placed for pickup at any time other than the designated day will not be collected.
Republic Services customers are reminded that they may place up to four bags of leaves or yard debris curbside for each scheduled pickup. This is in addition to regular trash pickup. Trash collection days for residents south of Route 90 are Tuesday and Friday. For residents north of Route 90, the collection days are Monday and Thursday.
Republic will also pick up branches if they are tied in bundles no longer than 4 feet and weighing no more than 50 pounds. Ocean Pines residents interested in enrolling with Republic Services should call 410-749-1551.
The Ocean Pines Public Works yard is located at 1 Firehouse Lane behind the south gate fire department. Residents with questions about the bulk pickup day should contact Ocean Pines Public Works by calling 410-641-7425 or emailing Linda Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.