E’town, Radcliff roll out spring cleanups

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Junk, appliances, debris among items to be collected in April

By Marty Finley

With warm temperatures banishing winter for another year, Hardin County residents once again can spruce up their yards and clear storage spaces of unwanted items.

Elizabethtown and Radcliff will hold spring cleanup efforts in April when the cities will take a number of items off homeowners’ hands.

In Radcliff, city crews will have a one-time pickup throughout residential areas of the city. Debris from tree limbs needs to be placed parallel to the street before Sunday. Tree trunks, roots and construction materials will not be collected during this sweep of the city.

Radcliff also will host a large-item pickup in April when stoves, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, paint sealed in original containers, batteries and up to six tires per household will be accepted. Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, must have Freon removed and be tagged by a certified technician before they will be accepted.

Used motor oil also will be accepted, but must be in a sealed container and properly labeled.

Items not collected by the city during cleanup efforts include hazardous materials, liquids and poisons.

Residents must call 351-8150 to make arrangements for pickup of appliances or other large items.

Waste Management also will pick up nonrecyclable items free of charge for Radcliff customers, including furniture and mattresses. Pickups can be arranged by calling Waste Management at (502) 966-0117.

Elizabethtown will collect junk and debris April 2-27 and appliances April 23-27.

As part of the junk and debris schedule, limited brush pickup will be offered. Residents should place items near the street but out of the path of traffic. Elizabethtown residents also should avoid placing debris directly under overhead power lines and bulky items should be placed in open spaces easily accessible to equipment, according to Elizabethtown Department of Public Works officials.

Large items should not be mixed with small or bagged items and loose items should be secured in high-quality, clear plastic bags not to exceed 50 pounds in weight. Residents should not use cardboard boxes or trash cans to store debris. Appropriate plastic bags can be purchased at the Department of Public Works, 301 Waterworks Drive, or Pritchard Community Center. The cost is $3 for 25 bags or $27 for a case of 250 bags.

Garbage, hazardous materials, liquids, construction debris, tires and junk autos will not be collected during Elizabethtown cleanup.

During appliance pickup, dehumidifiers, washing machines, dryers, ranges and water heaters will be collected and recycled on a call-in basis only. For this service, call 765-6121, Ext. 230.

Just as in Radcliff, appliances must be emptied of Freon and tagged by a certified technician.

Pickup schedule for E’town

  • Monday. Area One: The area west of U.S. 31W and north of St. John Road.
  • Tuesday. Area Two: The area west of 31W, south of St. John Road and north of CSX Railroad.
  • Wednesday. Area Three: The area east of 31W and north of North Miles Street.
  • Thursday. Area Four: The area north of 31W, east of North Miles and west of CSX Railroad.
  • Friday. Area Five: All areas south of CSX Railroad.

Marty Finley can be reached at (270) 505-1762 or mfinley@thenewsenterprise.com.