Roseboro readies for fall clean up

By: By Kristy D. Carter -

By Kristy D. Carter

ROSEBORO — It’s that time of year again for Roseboro residents to start cleaning out their attics and garages and cleaning up their yards in preparation for the town’s Clean Sweep which will take place next week, allowing residents a chance to rid themselves of waste.

According to David Phillips, Public Works director, trash collection will take place beginning Monday, Oct. 26 and continue the entire week.

“We like to give residents a chance to clean up,” Phillips said. “All next week we will be going through and picking up trash from the homes of our residents.”

During the Clean Sweep, the town will be collecting yard debris, building rubbish and four tires per household. The tires cannot be on the rim and will be collected at the end of the week, after all other trash has been collected. Different than in years past, Phillips said the town won’t be collecting appliances. Appliances must be taken to the landfill.

No electronics will be collected during the clean-up. If someone has any electronics they wish to throw away, the town advises taking them to the collection site on U.S. 701 South, near Ingold.

Anyone interested in taking part in this clean-up effort is asked to begin putting their trash beside the road before collection begins. Collection will last the entire week, Phillips said, and once the collection crew has gone through, they don’t have the intentions of going back through an area.

“We are asking people to get their things beside the road because once we go through and pick trash up, we will not go back through and pick up any more,” Phillips stressed.

The town of Roseboro has two large collection weeks. During last year’s fall clean up, Phillips said approximately six truckloads of trash were collected, with each truck holding 4,000-5,000 pounds of garbage.

“We are really giving people a chance to clean up,” he acknowledged.

Normally, Phillips said, the town employees work three full days picking up trash, but plans are to pick up trash everyday next week.

“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.”

For anyone planning to participate in the clean-up efforts, Phillips said the town is not requiring items to be bagged or placed into a specific container. All items meant for collection are asked to be placed beside the road and Phillips said it would help the town employees if the items are placed neatly in a pile.

Reach Kristy D. Carter at 910-592-8137, ext. 2588. Follow us on Twitter at @SampsonInd. Like us on Facebook.

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By Kristy D. Carter

Reach Kristy D. Carter at 910-592-8137, ext. 2588. Follow us on Twitter at @SampsonInd. Like us on Facebook.