City's annual Spring Clean-Up week set for April 21-26

From Staff Reports

April 9, 2008 - Got a glut of garbage? Too much trash? A wealth of waste wearing away your patience?

If Sulphur Springs residents with these problems can hold on for just a few more days, the city will help them get rid of their treasure troves of trash during the annual Spring Clean-Up, which will be held the week of April 21-26.

The clean-up allows people to get rid of those big, bulky items that the city's trash service normally won't accept -- think of that old water heater that bit the dust last year, or that pile of shrubbery clippings you were going to burn when no one was looking.

The annual spruce-up lets city residents drop off all of their rubbish, green waste and other junk at the dump site east of Flowserve on U.S. Highway 67.

The trash collection site will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Monday, April 21, through Saturday, April 26.

The city, which foots the bill for the extra cost of dumping the waste, will not accept household hazardous waste -- no chemicals, paint, motor oil or batteries, for example. Tires and anything that's ever held refrigerant, such as a dead refrigerator or air conditioner, is also a no-no.

But tree limbs, old stoves and an assortment of other unwanted items can be taken to the dump site for the trip to their final resting place.

The program is for residential clean-up only. Refuse or debris from commercial businesses, especially roofing and old shingles, will also not be accepted at the collection site.

There will be assistants on hand to help load trash and garbage into the dumpsters, but residents must figure out how to transport their trash to the site. City workers will not do door-to-door pick-up.

Also, be forewarned not to dump garbage at the site at any time outside the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Police might be patrolling the area and keeping a close eye on the site.

For more information, call the city offices at 903-885-7541.

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