BPU Spring Cleanup To Begin Monday

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Solid Waste Division will hold spring cleanup for Jamestown customers starting Monday.

Cleanup at homes where normal garbage pickup is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will take place May 6-8 – the same days as normal garbage collection. Residents whose garbage is collected on Thursday or Friday will have their spring cleanup items picked up May 16 and 17.

Residents should place their spring cleanup items at the curb with their garbage after 6 p.m., the night before their regularly scheduled pickup.

Cleanup items should be contained in plastic garbage bags whenever possible.

Regular garbage will be picked up as usual during spring cleanup, however, no recyclables will be collected during the first week of the clean-up effort on May 6-10. During the second week, May 13-17, paper, box board and corrugated cardboard will be recycled.

The utility will accept landfill disposable items weighing less than 40 pounds (no metal) and easily handled by one person including: clothes, dishes, glassware, toys, wallpaper, carpet remnants cut in small pieces, old lawn furniture, garden hoses, small end tables, kitchen chairs and so forth.

As the BPU Solid Waste Division is only allowed to take certain items to the county landfill, anything that cannot be accepted will be left behind at the curb. In this case, all items must be removed from the terrace by the resident. Any questions regarding items to be discarded may be addressed by calling the garbage hotline at 661-1651.

Yard waste is not part of BPU spring cleanup, but the BPU Monroe Street yard waste site is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The site is restricted to BPU solid waste residential customers and requires customers to post a yard waste site sticker on the back driver-side window of their vehicles. The yard waste stickers are free of charge to residential solid waste customers (one per solid waste account) and may be obtained at BPU Customer Service or by calling the garbage hotline at 661-1651.

The BPU also sells large lawn waste bags at a cost of $10 for four 30-gallon biodegradable bags, including home pickup of the bags. The bags may be picked up one at a time or all at once.

The yard waste bags are available at the BPU customer service department, 92 Steele St., open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays.

For more information on spring cleanup or solid waste pickup, call the BPU garbage hotline at 661-1651.