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Citywide cleanup set for Sept. 29

A man gathers items during last yearŐs citywide cleanup. This yearŐs cleanup will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29. | H-W File Photo
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By Herald-Whig
Posted: Sep. 7, 2018 9:50 am

QUINCY -- Quincy residents can start getting ready for the annual citywide cleanup set for later this month.

The cleanup will be from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29, at Front Street and Payson Avenue. The line for the cleanup will start on Payson Avenue, and drivers are asked to start at the end of the line. Drivers must be through Fourth and Payson by 4 p.m., or they will be turned away.

Skip Bright, Quincy director of administrative services, said only Quincy residents will be allowed to participate, and drivers should have their IDs ready at Fourth and Payson.

"We try very diligently not to accept commercial hauler's loads," Bright said.

Rules are similar to those of last year when 425 tons of trash and junk was collected.

Visitors to the cleanup site should make sure they have assistance to unload materials. Republic Services workers will operate trucks but not help unload vehicles.

Items not accepted at the cleanup are electronics, including TVs and computers; tires; yard waste; and liquids such as oil, fuel and paint.

State and federal regulations require that any appliances that contain refrigerants, such as refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers, must have a sticker certifying that the refrigerant has been properly reclaimed.

The city budgets about $65,000 a year for the cleanup.

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