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With spring around the corner, Elizabethtown and Radcliff are prepping for their annual pick-me-ups.
The cities released spring cleanup schedules Monday.
The majority of April will be dedicated to junk and debris clearing in Elizabethtown. During collection, the city will be divided into five areas of operation: Area 1, west of Dixie Avenue and north of St. John Road; Area 2, west of Dixie Avenue, south of St. John Road and north of the CSX Railroad; Area 3, east of Dixie Avenue and north of North Miles Street; Area 4, north of Dixie Avenue, east of North Miles Street and west of the CSX Railroad; and the fifth area, which lies south of the CSX Railroad.
Crews will start in Area 1 and the amount of debris in each area will determine when the city moves to the next location. Crews will make return trips to each area as often as allowable during the assigned cleanup period, according to the city.
Elizabethtown Public Works Supervisor Don Hill discouraged residents from placing debris under overhead power lines. Items should be placed near the street but should not interfere with the flow of traffic. Bulkier items should be placed in an open area for easier collection, Hill said.
When arranging items, residents should not mix large items with smaller or bagged items, Hill said. Homeowners also should refrain from using trash cans or cardboard boxes to store items, opting instead for high quality, clear plastic bags no heavier than 50 pounds.
Plastic bags are available for purchase at $3 for 25 bags or $27 for a case of 250 at the Department of Public Works, 301 Waterworks Drive, and Pritchard Community Center.
Elizabethtown will not accept garbage, hazardous materials, construction debris, tires or automobiles. The city also cannot collect liquids, such as paints, oil or antifreeze.
From April 22-26, the city will collect appliances on a call-in basis at (270) 765-6121, ext. 230. At that time, de-humidifiers, washing machines, dryers, ranges and water heaters will be collected and recycled.
Any appliances that once contained Freon must include a tag indicating the chemical has been removed, according to the city.
Radcliff will collect debris throughout April, but tires must be placed near the street by April 10 for collection, said City Clerk Ashley Russo.
Residents should place items they want to dispose of near the curb, she said.
The only items the city indicated it will not collect are chemicals.
For more information about spring cleanup in Radcliff, contact Radcliff Public Works at (270) 351-8150.
Marty Finley can be reached at (270) 505-1762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.