Citywide cleanup scheduled for Sept. 27

Posted: Aug. 8, 2014 10:09 am Updated: Aug. 22, 2014 12:15 pm

The annual citywide cleanup will take place from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

City residents may take their items for disposal to the cleanup site at Front and Delaware anytime during those hours.

In accordance with local, state and federal disposal regulations, some items are banned from being placed in sanitary landfills. They are:

Any type of free-flowing liquid, including waste oil, motor oil, antifreeze, transmission fluids, brake fluids, fuel, paint, stains, finishes (enamel, oil and latex-based), thinners and turpentines.

Any type of poison, including drain cleaners, disinfectants, toilet cleaners, insecticides, pesticides, flea collars and sprays, roach and ant killers, floor or furniture polish, bleach, ammonia and ammonia-based cleaners, abrasive cleaners, and mothballs.

Any type of yard waste, including grass clippings, weeds, garden clippings, brush, tree limbs, leaves, stumps, branches, bushes, shrubs and dead plants.

Any type of appliance or white good still containing freon, including refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and water coolers.

Any type of battery, including car, truck, tractor and equipment batteries, computer backup batteries and small batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6 volt and 9 volt).

Any type of medical waste, including sharps, needles, human blood, blood products, human waste and waste products, blood-soaked material, and empty or full red bags used for medical waste.

Any type of tire, including car, truck, tractor, lawn mower and off-road tires.

Any type of creosote treated wood, including railroad ties, telephone or electrical poles and treated lumber.

Any type of fuel tank, including automobile, truck, tractor, mower, barbecue grills and liquid petroleum.

Any type of electrical equipment or component, including televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, cellular telephones, stereos and stereo components, digital video players and recorders, compact disc players and video cassette records.

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