The City of Clinton’s sanitation schedule will change slightly for the holidays, with residents urged to place trash by curbs early next week for collection due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
For residents who normally have their trash collected on Thursday, the Thursday, Nov. 26, garbage will be picked up Monday, Nov. 23. Likewise, Friday, Nov. 27, garbage collection is being bumped up to Tuesday, Nov. 24.
And just because it’s unseasonably warm, doesn’t mean the leaves stopped falling so those cleaning up for the family to come over on Thanksgiving must have their leaves on their curbs on their regular garbage collection day. For next week, that will mean those with Thursday and Friday collection need to adhere to the modified dates.
The city’s Public Works and Utilities Department has urged all residents to place leaves un-bagged and raked in piles at the curb by 7 a.m. on their garbage day. Leaf piles should not contain any sticks or limbs.
Due to landfill regulations, bagged leaves are not acceptable for collection. Untied bagged leaves will be accepted by city collection vehicles, however emptied bags may be left at curbside for later re-use by the homeowner to further recycling efforts.
Citizens are asked to place those loose leaves, free of sticks and other debris, away from obstructions and within 8 feet of the edge of pavement. If crews do not complete a daily route on the normal collection day, they will resume collections on the same route the following day. For the leaf collection, neat piles expedite the process and eliminate damage to equipment.
For more information on any of City of Clinton Public Works collection efforts, contact the department at 910-299-4905.
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