Granite Falls city staff including City Manager Bill Lavin, Public Works Director Krogstad and Police Chief Russ Blue met recently with Don Williamson of West Central Sanitation and Jeff Olson of Olson Sanitation to make plans for the annual City-wide Spring Clean-Up.
For more than a decade, the city has coordinated this clean up effort with the local refuse haulers who have, in turn, coordinated the pick up of demolition debris material during the month of May.
May 11 Demo/debris
Based on the meeting, the following plans for spring clean up as agreed to by both refuse haulers. Friday, May 11, will serve as the as the only day, from 8:00 a.m. until completion, to pick up the following materials:
•Debris and demo will be picked up at $9.60 per cubic yard which is the cost for disposal.
•Differing from years past –– and to be decided on a year-to-year basis –– appliances and household furnishings as well as electronic waste including computers, monitors and TV’s will be picked up at the curb free of charge.
•Bagged leaves and grass clippings will be picked up free of charge.
It was also noted that residents can continue to expect normal refuse pick up.
Refuse haulers have indicated that if an individual is interested in disposing of a junked vehicle, these would be removed during the month of May free of charge on the condition that a clear ownership title can be provided.
The Public Works Department will pick up brush and branches placed along either the boulevards or alleyways each and every Tuesday morning during the month of May.
Other questions can be addressed to City Hall at 564-3011.