ROSEBORO —The town’s employees and residents are continuing to work hard to make sure the town of Roseboro is clean and attractive for those who come through.
The town’s Public Works employees worked through Spring Clean Up Week April 18-21, offering residents the opportunity to take part in a town-wide effort to clean up homes and yards, and picking up additional trash in an effort to help residents. Recent heavy rains prevented the employees from getting all the trash picked up in time, but town officials say all the trash has now been collected.
According to David Phillips, Public Works director for the town, the Spring Clean Up Week was a huge success. The department’s three employees worked through earlier this week collecting certain items, accumulating 38.5 tons.
“We do this for the whole town to make it look better,” Phillips said. “But mainly, it’s important for us to help those people out, like the elderly, who can’t haul their trash away themselves.”
Much like the fall collection, during the collection process over the last few weeks, the town picked up yard debris, building rubbish and household furniture. Just like past clean-up efforts, Phillips said no appliances were collected and residents would have to take the appliances to the landfill site themselves.
In addition to appliances, the town didn’t collect electronics, including televisions. Phillips said if residents have televisions that need to be discarded, the Ivanhoe and Newton Grove convenience site locations generally accept them. However, he advised calling and inquiring with site staff before taking the television to be disposed of there.
The public works director noted his pleasure at how well received, and well used, the event was by residents during the week-long collection.
“The clean-up went really well,” Phillips said. “Everyone did a great job of getting their items out like they were supposed to. We were able to go through and collect the waste.”
The town doesn’t offer weekly trash collection service, but residents do use Waste Industries on a weekly basis to collect their trash. The town does, however, go through on Fridays on Hwy. 242 and Roseboro Street, within the town limits, and collect extra waste, not typically collected by the routine collection.
“Residents are real cooperative,” Phillips said. “They do an excellent job of keeping their trash cleaned up and putting it out where it needs to be.”
Roseboro mayor Alice Butler said she was very appreciative for the work the employees put into collecting all the trash, and to the residents for being patient.
“I appreciate the citizens being patient and waiting for us to collect their trash,” Butler said.
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