Need to ditch that old couch or chair your pets have turned into their own cushioned bathroom? No need to find a friend or family member with a truck to haul it off to the dump, the City of Evansville will take care of it for you free of charge during their annual Heavy Trash Pickup service.

Originally scheduled to start the final week of March, this year's pickup was delayed due to the heavy rain we've received in the area over the last couple of weeks, and has left crews scrambling to try and catch up.

According to the City's official website, "heavy trash" is defined as, "furniture, such as sofas, tables, chairs, mattresses and box springs; appliances, including stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers and water heaters; electronics, such as televisions and stereos; and building materials and construction debris."

Items that will NOT be considered heavy trash, and therefore left wherever you drop it includes, "automobile parts, automotive or household batteries, tires, computer equipment or hazardous materials".

Now that you know what is and what isn't allowed, make sure that whatever it is you're looking to have picked up is placed with your normal trash by before 6 a.m. on your normally scheduled pick up day.

To find out when heavy trash collection will happen in your neighborhood, visit the City's interactive Heavy Trash Pickup map.