ROSEBORO — Town officials have officially announced the town’s annual Spring Clean Up, which is scheduled for April, rather than May, for this year.
Due to conflicts in town employee schedules, the town’s annual cleaning effort has been set for the week of April 18. Collection will be on Monday-Wednesday of that week.
The annual event is a way the town’s employees and residents work hard to make sure the town of Roseboro is clean and attractive for those who come through.
The town’s Public Works employees will work through Spring Clean Up Week, offering residents the opportunity to take part in a town-wide effort to clean up homes and yards, and picking up additional trash in an effort to help residents.
According to David Phillips, Public Works director for the town, the annual event is always a huge success for the town. During last year’s efforts, the department’s three employees worked the entire week collecting certain items, accumulating a total of six truck loads. Each load, Phillips said, held 4,000-5,000 pounds.
“We do this for the whole town to make it look better,” Phillips said. “But mainly, it’s important for us to help those people out, like the elderly, who can’t haul their trash away themselves.”
Much like the fall collection, during the collection in April, the town will pick up yard debris, building rubbish and household furniture. Just like past clean-up efforts, Phillips said no appliances were collected and residents would have to take the appliances to the landfill site themselves.
In addition to appliances, the town will not collect electronics, including televisions. Phillips said if residents have televisions that need to be discarded, the Ivanhoe and Newton Grove convenience site locations generally accept them. However, he advised calling and inquiring with site staff before taking the television to be disposed of there.
The public works director noted his pleasure at how well received, and well used, the event has been in the past.
“The clean-up usually goes really well,” Phillips said. “Everyone does a great job of getting their items out like they are supposed to. We will be able to go through and collect the waste.”
The town doesn’t offer weekly trash collection service, but residents do use Waste Industries on a weekly basis to collect their trash. The town does, however, go through on Fridays on N.C. 242 and Roseboro Street, within the town limits, and collect extra waste, not typically collected by the routine collection.
“Residents are real cooperative,” Phillips said. “They do an excellent job of keeping their trash cleaned up and putting it out where it needs to be.”
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