City makes plans to pick up “non-trash” items during May


citycleanupCELINA-City officials here recently announced a month-long plan to help property owners get rid of items that don’t fall in the normal scope of regular trash pickup.

City workers will pick up larger, “non-trash” items for residents on Wednesdays during May, basically dividing the city in half and making two different trips through the areas.

“We’re talking about refrigerators, other appliances, furniture, even old cars,” said mayor Buddy Thompson. “All we ask is that folks get these items out as close to the road as they can to help make pickup easier.

“Basically, anything you don’t put out for your weekly garbage pickup is what we’re looking for,” Thompson said.

Regular garbage pickup will be “business as usual” during the month, Thompson said. 

The Wednesday pickup program is another part of the “hometown pride” campaign started last year to raise and maintain awareness of how the city looks, Thompson said.

Following is a schedule of the Wednesday pickups:

• May 6–Everything west of Brown Street to the Clark Subdivision and “Old Town,”

• May 13–East of Brown Street to the Save-A-Lot (bypass) area,

• May 20–A repeat of the May 6 route, and 

• May 27–A repeat of the May 13 route.

Thompson said residents who will have items to be picked up on the appropriate date can call city hall to make sure workers know to stop by their residence. 

City workers will pick up these “non-trash” items only on the dates listed, Thompson said. 

Anyone who has other questions about the pickup program can call city hall at 243-2115.