If you've got some old junk that's been piling up in the garage, it's time to get moving.
Quincy's annual citywide cleanup is this Saturday from 6 am to 4 pm at the corner of Front and Delaware. You must be a resident of Quincy and have that fact reflected on a state-issued ID or driver's license to drop off any of your old junk.
City officials say the hours for the cleanup are reduced this year, due to new restrictions from the Department of Transportation--some of the crews working the cleanup are coming from St. Louis and Kansas City.
"If they drive the entire time or operate the extra two hours, then they lose time in their home territory on Monday," said Marty Stegeman, Quincy's Director of Central Services.
The following list of items not allowed at the cleanup was provided by the City of Quincy:
In accordance with local, State and Federal disposal regulations, the following list of items is banned from being placed in sanitary landfills.
Any Type of Free Flowing Liquid, including but not limited to: Waste Oil, Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Transmission Fluids, Brake Fluids, Fuel, Paint, Stains, Finishes (including enamel, oil and latex based), Thinners, Turpentines.
Any Type of Poison, including but not limited to: Drain Cleaners, Disinfectants, Toilet Cleaners, Insecticides, Pesticides, Flea Collars and Sprays, Roach and Ant Killers, Floor or Furniture Polish, Bleach, Ammonia and Ammonia Based Cleaners, Abrasive Cleaners, Mothballs.
Any Type of Yard Waste, including but not limited to: Grass, Grass Clippings, Weeds, Garden Clippings, Brush, Tree Limbs, Leaves, Stumps, Branches, Bushes, Shrubs, Dead Plants.
Any Type of Appliance or White Good Still Containing Freon, including but not limited to: Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Water Coolers.
Any Type of Battery, including but not limited to: Car, Truck, Tractor and Equipment Batteries, Computer Back-Up Batteries, Small Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 6 Volt, 9 Volt).
Any Type of Medical Waste, including but not limited to: Sharps, Needles, Human Blood, Blood Products, Human Waste and Waste Products, Blood Soaked Material, Empty or Full Red Bags Used for Medical Waste.
Any Type of Tire, including but not limited to: Car, Truck, Tractor, Lawn Mower, Off-Road Tires.
Any Type of Creosoted Treated Wood, including but not limited to: Railroad Ties, Telephone or Electrical Poles, Treated Lumber.
Any Type of Fuel Tank, including but not limited to: Automobile, Truck, Tractor, Mower, Barbeque Grills, Liquid Petroleum.
Any Type of Electrical Equipment or Component, including but not limited to: Televisions, Computers, Computer Monitors, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Fax Machines, Cellular Telephones, Stereos and Stereo Components, Digital Video Players and Recorders, Compact Disc Players, Video Cassette Records.
Any Type of Material or Item That Could Injure Our Employees, Damage Our Equipment or Harm the Environment.
Allied Waste Services of Quincy hereby reserves the right to add items to this list based on new regulations or guidelines as needed and required. In addition, we also reserve the right to not collect any item, listed or not, that we deem a hazard to our employees, the public, our equipment or the environment.
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