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Fall cleanup to begin

Staff writer

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of Peabody’s fall cleanup week to get rid of items they no longer want. Cleanup week begins Monday and continues through Oct. 4, with curbside pickup on Oct. 3.

“This is a service the city provides twice a year,” said City Clerk Stephanie Ax. “It is a chance for everyone to get rid of large bulky items or accumulations of things that are no longer needed.”

Ax asked that people taking advantage of the cleanup service follow a few rules.

The service does not include picking up yard or plant waste or building materials such as concrete blocks, lumber, or Sheetrock.

“Residents may take leaves and yard waste to the burn pit on South Olive St.,” Ax said. “Demolition and construction material can be taken to Marion County Transfer Station at 320 W. Santa Fe in Marion. An advance phone call to the transfer station is necessary. Call (620) 382-5655.

“Residents need to remember the three B’s — box, bag, or bundle,” she said. “Putting loose items in trash bags or boxes or tying them in bundles works best for the people who are picking it up. Items that are tossed in a heap will not be hauled away.”

Carpet should be rolled and bound in rolls no longer than four feet.

“The cleanup week pickup is for small quantities of carpet only, not a full house-load,” Ax said.

Appliances will be removed as long as they contain no refrigerants. Air conditioners, freezers, and refrigerators will not be picked up.

Tires will be picked up if advance arrangements are made with Ax at the city building.

“Tires will be picked up only if the resident calls the city building in advance for pick up,” Ax said. “The cost of tire removal will be added to the next utility bill.”

A Dumpster will be available after 4 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the corner of Olive St. and First St.

A hazardous waste crew will have a collection site from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at First and Vine Sts. They will take leftover paint, cleaning supplies, chemicals, and other items that should not go into a landfill.

For more information, contact the city building at 983-2174.

Last modified Sept. 25, 2014

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