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Mar 25

Spring Cleanup!

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM by Autumn Shoemaker

Spring Cleanup Begins Monday

The City of Manhattan 2014 Spring Cleanup will occur March 31 to April 4. View a map of pickup dates.

During this time, residents can take the opportunity to clean up their homes and yards with free haul away for most items by the city and local trash contractors.

City crews will pick up yard waste, limbs and branches only. All yard waste (grass clippings and leaves) must be in yard waste paper bags. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected. Paper bags may be purchased at local retail stores.

Yard waste must be in a separate pile from limbs and branches and placed on the curb. Any piles of mixed yard waste, limbs/branches or other debris will not be picked up. Yard waste, tree limbs and branches must be stacked apart from trash and debris.

Do not place limbs and branches in boxes or other types of containers. Do not use rope or twine to tie the limbs together — only stack branches in a pile. Scrap lumber must be placed in a pile for pickup by refuse contractors. Do not mix scrap lumber with tree limbs.

No major household appliances, tires, batteries, concrete or rock rubble, construction or demolition debris or household hazardous waste will be collected.

Refuse contractors will be responsible for all trash and debris. They will pick up items during their normal route schedule and only for their customers. If residents do not have a contract for refuse services with one of the participating firms, they will be responsible for their own disposal. Items for disposal must be stacked next to the location of regular trash pick-up and on the day of regular service.

Participating Refuse Contractors

  • A1 Trash Service, (785) 587-0229
  • Average Joe's Trash Service, (785) 537-2228
  • B&L Trash Service, (785) 539-8698
  • Howie's Enterprises, (785) 776-8352
  • Joe Mallon Trash Service, (785) 494-2385

For more information, view the Spring Cleanup brochure online.

Dispose of E-Waste This Weekend

Kansas State University and PSC will sponsor the third Electronic Waste Collection Event on Saturday, March 29.

During the drive-through event, you can drop off e-waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot across from West Stadium, next to St. Idiore's Church, 711 Denison St.

This year's event will also support KSU with the collegiate RecycleMania competition.

The following items will be accepted at the event: adding machines/calculators; cellphones; CDs/DVDs; circuit boards and loose e-waste; computers; computer monitors; cords and cables; digital tapes; DVD/VCR players; electronic toys and "gameboys"; electronic pen plotters; electronic scales; external disk and hard drives; fax machines; floppy disks/tapes/video tapes; hard drives (crushed or destroyed); keyboards; network hubs, modems and routers; laptops; LCD/plasma screens; mice; multi-use machines (fax, scan, print); other peripherals; PDAs and PDA cradles; phone systems; photocopiers; printers; radio and stereo equipment; scanners; speakers; telecommunications equipment; televisions; and uninterrupted power sources.

For more information, call (785) 532-5856. All items collected will be taken to Howie's Recycling and de-manufactured in the Uninted States.

No university or business electronics will be accepted.


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