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Community Clean-up Campaign officially begins in Sikeston

Sunday, April 29, 2012

SIKESTON -- The annual Community Clean-up Campaign has begun.

Dumpsters for the cleanup were delivered to the Sikeston Compost Site Friday with city workers on hand bright and early to begin receiving items from city residents eager to take advantage of the annual opportunity.

"It's always about this time," said Linda Lowes, director of governmental services for the city. "In late April or early May we open the city compost site for residents to bring their materials to the compost site where we have dumpsters set up for them."

Lowes noted this is not the spring curbside pickup, which is part of the city's solid waste contract with Sonny's Solid Waste. That event already took place earlier this year, she said.

Whether it is because of yard waste from early spring growth or just them taking advantage of the warm weather to do spring cleaning, there seemed to be a lot of city residents chomping at the bit this year.

"We've had several calls today," Anne Quick, administrative assistant for the city's Public Works Department, said Friday afternoon.

A news release about the Clean-up Campaign ran in Wednesday's edition of the Standard Democrat but did not include a starting date, she noted.

"It started Saturday and ends Sunday, May 6," Quick said. Until then, "it's open every day from 7:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m."

City residents still have about about a week left during which they can get rid of almost anything they are willing to haul to the compost site located on Compress Road off of North West Street.

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