The City of Binghamton is waiving fees for collection of bulky trash items through Friday, May 27th to accommodate departing Binghamton University students.

Mayor Richard David says as students move out for the summer large items like mattresses, rugs and air conditioners could sit for weeks.  David says the City is taking the proactive approach to insure the cleanliness of neighborhoods by quickly removing those items and other trash and garbage, especially in neighborhoods with concentrated student housing.  The program, however, is City-wide.

One bulk item that does not fit in a standard garbage bag can be placed at the curb on the regular collection day.

Items like computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic devices will not be accepted.  The can be disposed of at a county collection site.  Go to www.gobroomecounty.com for more information.

Hazardous materials like tires and paint and soil, stones and masonry also will not be collected by the City.