By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Preston’s annual spring cleanup will begin this year on April 9 and conclude on April 20.
“The cleanup period gives the entire community a good image, when things are nice and tidy. The annual cleanup gives residents an opportunity to get rid of almost anything they can get to the curb,” said Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson.
Material will be collected on the south side of Oneida from April 9-13. City crews will pick debris up on the north side of Oneida from April 16-20.
The city will collect the same types of items at curbside as they did last year.
Officials said there will be some limitations on what will be taken by city crews. No cement, large tree stumps, paint, any chemicals, batteries, petroleum products, insecticides, herbicides, demolition debris, or other items deemed toxic will be taken.
Officials said all metal objects, including stoves and refrigerators, will have to be piled together. All old tires will need to be in a separate pile. Green waste (grass, leaves, and other similar materials) will need to be bagged.
Public works director John Balls said all tree and brush limbs need to be cut in lengths not exceeding eight feet. All limbs and woody material need to be placed on the curbside laying in the same direction, he said.
“We just can’t have limbs and brushy material criss-crossed. It causes major problems for our crews and really slows things up,” he said.
This story is sponsored by Franklin County Medical Center.
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