Clean Up, Fix Up, Paint Up Week May 21st through May 26th

Beginning Monday, May 21st and continuing through Saturday, May 26th, you may dispose of all unwanted household items free of charge!


This includes light bulbs, tires, televisions, household construction materials, all types of batteries, cell phones, eye glasses, hearing aids, all electronic equipment, unused paint (latex and oil based), and large items such as sofas and washing machines, plus more.


Staff will be present at Public Works, 7343 15th Street, between the hours of 7am and 3:30pm Monday through Saturday with extended hours on Wednesday to 7:00 pm.


Bulk items, such as sofas and washing machines for example, can be left curbside. Public works will be making regular checks throughout town to pick up bulk items all week long.


The Village has collaborated with appropriate vendors and organizations for responsible disposal of all items normally not accepted for regular refuse. One vendor for paint disposal is EarthPaint. Click here to read more.


Additionally, local merchants McAdam Landscaping, Empowering Gardens, Do It Best Hardware and Paulson’s Paint will offer Forest Park residents a 10% discount on all home improvement items and florals purchased during the week to encourage beautification of their properties.


Forest Park Residents Only – must show I.D.


No appointment necessary – please sort items before arriving (i/e rechargeable batteries vs. single use; latex paint vs. oil based; etc.). Maximum of 5 gallons of paint per household.


*Note, all unwanted medications should be dropped off at the Police Department for proper disposal. Please do not flush your medicine or throw it in the garbage. Over time these medicines seep into our ground water and can affect our drinking water. Thank you!