Springtime bulky waste cleanups scheduled in Fayetteville

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Need to get rid of that busted, 70s model JCPenney oven that’s been sitting in your carport since you finally became so fed up that you replaced it with something that wouldn’t burn every single dish you try to cook in it?

I know I do.

City officials today released the Spring 2011 ward cleanup schedule for the disposal of large bulky waste items.

The free cleanup events are specifically for large, bulky items that cannot fit into a normal trash cart. Bags of normal household garbage are not accepted.

If you are a resident of Fayetteville, you can bring bulky items to any of the clean ups, regardless of which ward you live in. Just bring a recent copy of your water bill to verify residency.

Scheduled Bulky Waste Cleanups

Ward 4Saturday, March 26 – 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Owl Creek School at 375 N. Rupple Rd. and Shaver Foods (Behind Randall Tyson Track complex) at 1367 S. Beechwood Ave.

Ward 3Saturday, April 2 – 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Elks Lodge at 4444 N. Crossover and Vandergriff Elementary at 2975 E. Township St. (Enter off Mission and exit out on Township)

Ward 1Saturday, April 9 – 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Root Elementary at 1529 E. Mission Blvd. and Solid Waste & Recycling Facility at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road

Ward 2Saturday, May 14 – 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Woodland Jr. High School at 7 E. Poplar (front parking lot) and Center St. Church of Christ at 310 W. Center St.

There are limitations on what can be accepted, see below for details on the requirements.

Items allowed:

Couches, chairs, mattresses, large appliances; such as, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, carpet, padding, vinyl flooring, drywall, paneling (limited amounts only, no contractors allowed), lawn mowers, hot water heaters, plumbing fixtures.

Items not allowed:

Household Hazardous Wastes; such as paint, thinners, solvents, batteries, cleaning chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, automotive fluids, etc., household garbage, commercial garbage, medical waste, dirt, rocks, brush, leaves and grass, tires.

E-Scrap is no longer allowed. E-Scrap includes TVs, computers, etc. Washington County’s HHW facility accepts E-Scrap for a fee during normal operating hours. You can contact the HHW facility at 479-444-1725.

Note: Only one freon-bearing appliance will be accepted for free. Additional appliances are $20 each to cover freon removal costs.

For more information please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Office at (479) 575-8398