Spring clean up announced

Spring clean up, in the City of Wabash, will begin the week of April 28 through May 2, according to Scott Richardson, Wabash Street Department Superintendent.

Pick-up will be divided into four sections, following the same route as weekly trash. Items will be picked up from tree lawns and along city streets only. No pick-ups will take place in alleys.

Items to be picked up should be in place by 7 a.m. on the day of pick up or the items may not be picked up. Piles of items to be picked up should be no larger than 4 feet by 8 feet. Items for pick-up should be separate from brush piles. Brush will not be picked up the week of spring cleanup.

“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 wastewater treatment 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.

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.

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 3. Residents can drop off items from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Posted on 2014 Apr 15