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Macomb city wide clean-up underway

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MACOMB, Ill. (WGEM) -

Macomb's city-wide spring clean-up effort is well under way, and ahead of schedule.

Waste Management officials say they've already picked up nearly 60 tons of unwanted garbage from curb sides.

Crews are accepting lumber and bulk furniture among other items during the clean-up.

And to keep the effort running smoothly waste management officials have some tips for residents.

"It's nice when they put it in the cans where we can get it in the truck fast. If they can cut, we are taking a lot of lumber, if we can get that cut to the 4 foot lengths it's easier to get it in the truck, we've been taking the long pieces but we have to let the truck cut it up," said Brent Hart a driver for Macomb Waste Management.

Clean-up crews will not accept yard, liquid or hazardous wastes.

Tires and batteries are also off limits.

Items should be placed at the curb for collection no earlier than 48 hours before your regular service day. Clean up collection begins at 6:00 a.m. on your regular service collection day.

Materials should be placed in containers or bundles weighing less than 50 pounds. Sturdy bags will be permitted containers for this event only. Items such as furniture, white goods, etc. should be placed as near to the curb as possible.

The clean-up goes until Thursday.

 

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