Spring Clean-up announced

Spring clean-up in Wabash will begin the week of April 29, according to Scott Richardson, Wabash Street Department superintendent.

Pick up will be divided into four sections, following the same routes as weekly trash.

Items will be picked up from tree lawns and along City streets only. No pick-ups will take place in alleys.

Piles of items to be picked up show be no larger than four feet by eight feet. Also, items for pick-up should be separate from brush piles.

Brush will not be picked up the week of spring cleanup.

Items that will not be picked up are batteries, paint, petroleum products, household chemicals, tires, appliances with Freon (appliances with red tags to denote Freon that was professionally removed, will be accepted), shingles, drywall and plaster, televisions, computers and other electronic devices.

“If residents miss their pick-up time, they have the option of taking it to a City-provided dumpster at the Wastewater Treatment Plant or taking it back inside,” Richardson said.

The dumpster at the waster-water plant, 700 S. Carroll St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The dumpster will be manned, and those wishing to leave items will be asked to provide proof of residence in the city.

Residents can take chemicals, tires, appliances, batteries, paint, petroleum products, televisions, computers and all other electronic devices, to the Wabash County Solid Waste Management District located at 1101 Manchester Avenue (between Speedway Redi Mix and Family Physicians). This is a free service for residents of Wabash County. There is a small fee for Business Services.

The District’s normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions regarding what can be taken to the District, please call 260-563-7649.

The District will host a special clean-up day on Saturday, May 11. Residents can drop off items from 8 a.m. to noon.

Posted on 2013 Apr 23