Sulphur Springs residents took advantage of last week’s citywide cleanup program to dispose of the results of spring cleaning and the debris from the severe storms that roared through the city recently.
“For green waste it’s probably our biggest year ever,” City Manager Marc Maxwell said Monday morning. “I attribute that to the recent storms and, I think, even after the cleanup, people are still cutting down trees.”
The city manned its collection site with personnel and equipment until 7 p.m. each evening to allow city residents to dispose of just about anything and everything; and Maxwell said the city crews were kept busy right up until the program closed at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Although the program was highly successful, only about one-third of the available roll-off containers were used.
The city, each year, gets 120 roll-off containers as part of the contract with the company that handles solid waste disposal for the city. “We used 45 roll-off containers this year,” Maxwell said. “We used to exceed the limit, but now we burn the brush on-site within a pit burner so we used just a fraction of the roll-off containers.”
County residents will have the opportunity to take advantage of a similar program offered by county commissioners on April 27 and 28.
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