Residents of the City of Plymouth are reminded that the monthly large item pickup offered by Republic Services is held the first Monday of each month, the next date will be Monday, April 3rd.While Republic Services has always offered FREE, monthly, one-large-item pick-up, citizens had to call and schedule it. Republic has changed the procedure from calling and scheduling to always having it on the first Monday of each month without the need to schedule it. During a Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Councilman, Jeff Houin said, even though Republic announced that you are not required to call to schedule a large item pick-up if you don’t call and tell them, then they may not know to come down your street and may not pick up your large item. Councilman Houin said that as a benefit to the public, even though you are not supposed to have to call, it’s a good idea to call if you are putting a large item out for pick-up. Residents should call the Burr Oak number and not the national call center in Phoenix. That number is 574-842-4719. Large items must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the first Monday of each month. If you have more than one large item that needs to be picked up, you must contact Republic Services at 574-842-4719 to make arrangements.