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City announces spring cleanup schedule

Residents all over Glenwood Springs have already begun their spring cleaning and piles of trash and tree limbs are showing up in front of homes across town in anticipation of the city's annual Spring Cleanup
Chelsea Self / Post Independent |

no hazardous waste

The city will not accept the following items, and residents can be cited for placing them out for pickup:

• Tires

• Televisions, computers, copiers or other electronics

• Batteries

• Paint, antifreeze or gas

• Waste motor oil

• Air cylinders or gas tanks

As promised, the city of Glenwood Springs has announced its pickup schedule for this year’s annual Spring Cleanup, following a discussion last week regarding the future of the popular program.

City crews will be out collecting debris by specific zones beginning on Monday, April 18, and will continue through May 6.

Residents are asked to refrain from placing yard waste and other acceptable items on the curb until their scheduled week, as follows:

Zone 1 (All areas north of the Colorado River) — Trash out no sooner than April 17, targeted pickup by April 19

Zone 2 (Areas east of Grand Avenue and north of 13th Street) — Trash out no sooner than April 19, targeted pickup by April 25.

Zone 3 (Areas south of 13th Street and east of Grand/Glen avenues) — Trash out no sooner than April 25, targeted pickup by April 28.

Zone 4 (Areas west of Grand Avenue and east of the Roaring Fork River) — Trash out no sooner than April 28, targeted pickup by May 3.

Zone 5 (Areas west of the Roaring Fork River, including the Red Mountain, Midland and south Glenwood neighborhoods) — Trash out no sooner than May 3, targeted pickup by May 6.

The public is reminded that this service is available only to city residents, according to a city news release and details posted on the city’s website. No more than one full-sized pickup truckload of debris is allowed per residence.

Acceptable items include yard waste (tree limbs must be cut shorter than 6 feet in length), recyclables such as wood products, metals and appliances placed to the side of debris piles.

Refrigerators are acceptable but must have an official “Freon Free” certificate attached, according to city officials.

Items are to be placed in front of or adjacent to a person’s residence on public property, away from regular trash service, and away from fences and buildings. Also avoid placing items on landscaped areas, the city advises.

Hazardous items and electronics will not be picked up (see accompanying list), and residents can be cited for placing these items on public property, the city also explains.

City Council last week addressed the future of the program, and in coming weeks will be continuing its discussion about any changes that could result in future years.

Acting city manager Andrew Gorgey has recommended the program be discontinued as it is currently operated, and has suggested moving to a landfill voucher system instead.

“City crews will only make one trip through each zone,” a note included with the city’s official notification of this year’s cleanup. “Please have all debris ready by the start date. City crews will not pick up items on private property.”

It also goes on to emphasize that any violators or anyone from outside city limits attempting to take advantage of the program will be subject to fines and other penalties.

The public is also asked to report any violations via email to springcleanup@gwsco.gov, or by calling (970) 384-6336.

For full details about the program, visit http://www.gwsco.gov/368/Spring-Cleanup.


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