The Public Works and Utilities Department has offered a friendly reminder for residents to start collecting their unwanted items. During the cleanup weeks, regular rules are suspended and additional items, including furniture, appliances, four tires per household and tree limbs cut to a certain length, are collected.
Fall Clean Up Week will be held throughout next week, Oct. 9-13. Trash needs to be curbside by 7 a.m. on the regular trash collection day.
While the biannual clean up weeks — one is also held in the spring — expand what can be collected by Public Works crews and allow residents to clean up their neighborhoods, many items still cannot be collected. Those include oil-based paints, batteries, insecticides, auto parts, gasoline and other substances that pose safety hazards for city crews and are unable to be processed at the landfill.
The department coordinates the biannual effort, allowing residents the opportunities to cast off old broken pieces of furniture, old cans of paint, yard scraps and other items that be more of a nuisance or eyesore than anything.
The main goal is to beautify the community and offer an opportunity for residents to participate in the effort to make aesthetic improvements and further prevent blight in their neighborhoods. Over the years, city residents have regularly taken advantage of the week-long cleanup campaigns and hundreds of tons of trash has been removed from homes, yards and streets.
For more information, contact the City of Clinton Public Works at 910-299-4905.
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