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City clean-up week starts May 3

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Clean-Up Week in Monett, the annual city-sponsored undertaking to help residents dispose of trash and junk free of charge, gets underway on May 3 and runs through May 14.

"Make sure you have your things out at 7 a.m. on the day your section of town is scheduled," said Sanitation Superintendent Russ Balmas.

Different items are picked up in separate trucks. Balmas asks residents to sort materials by type to speed up the collection process.

Metal should be separated. Rocks and material that won't burn should be put in another pile. Yard debris and branches that can be burned or composted should be piled separately. Wood boards, plastic and general trash that will likely go to the landfill can be stacked together.

Refrigerators, deep freezers, air conditioners, tires, batteries or any household hazardous waste cannot be picked up.

Collection will only be done once in each area. The town has been divided into the following sections for the effort:

* Monday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 4: north of Cleveland.

* Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6: the west city limits to Central.

* Friday, May 7 and Monday, May 10: Central to Ninth.

* Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12: Ninth to the east city limits.

* Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14: south from the railroad tracks to the city limits.

This will be the first clean-up week on a regular 12-month schedule in the spring for several years. Last year the spring clean-up followed a fall collection set late to deal with winter ice storm debris. Balmas said scrap metal collectors will likely gather much of the metal placed out for disposal.

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