SIKESTON -- Dates for the city of Sikeston's Spring Cleanup are set for the two weeks beginning March 12.
The Spring Cleanup program gives residents two opportunities to dispose of bulky rubbish during their regular solid waste pickups.
Residents with Monday and Thursday trash collection will have their Spring Cleanup opportunities on March 12 and 15. Those with Tuesday and Friday solid waste pickup will have their Spring Cleanup collections on March 20 and 23.
Spring Cleanup items are to be placed along with household trash where the usual trash pickups occur: those with curb pickup will place their bulky rubbish at the curb while those with alley pickup place theirs in the alley.
Items should be placed on the curb or in the alley the night before pickup as there will be no return trips and no exceptions to this rule.
Absolutely no construction, contractor, commercial or business waste will be taken during this cleanup. Carpeting, drywall, paneling, wood flooring, cabinets, windows and sewer pipes are all considered construction waste and will not be accepted. Those who wish to have these items removed must arrange the pickup in advance and pay for the pickup.
Spring Cleanup items must be grouped close together in one area next to the curb or alley. Residents are advised to not place items they don't want disposed of close to the rubbish to prevent them from being taken by mistake. Sonny's Solid Waste Inc. will not be held responsible for and will not replace any items taken if they are next to the curb or alley on pickup day.
For more pictures and stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.