Residents are encouraged to take advantage of Peabody’s fall cleanup week to get rid of items they no longer want. Cleanup week began Monday and continues until Oct. 12.
“This is a service the city provides twice a year,” City Clerk Stephanie Ax said. “It is a chance for everyone to get rid of large bulky items or accumulations of things that no longer fill a need.”
Ax asked that people taking advantage of the cleanup service follow a few rules.
“Residents need to remember the three B’s — box, bag, or bundle,” she said. “Putting loose items in trash bags or boxes or tying them in bundles works best for the people who are picking things up. Items that are tossed in a heap will not be hauled away.”
Friday is the only day for curbside pickup. The service does not include yard or plant waste or building materials such as concrete blocks, lumber, or Sheetrock.
“Tires may be picked up only if the resident calls the city building in advance and makes arrangements,” Ax said. “The cost will be added to the next utility bill.”
Appliances will be removed as long as they contain no refrigerants. Air conditioners, freezers, and refrigerators will not be picked up.
A Dumpster will be available at Olive and First Sts. from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
A hazardous waste crew will have a collection site at First and Vine Sts. from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. They will take leftover paint, cleaning supplies, chemicals, and other items that should not go into a landfill.
For more information, contact the city building at (620) 983-2174.