Buff up Bluff is Sat.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

By DONNA FARLEY

Staff Writer

Poplar Bluff's annual spring clean up day will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Buff up the Bluff is an opportunity for all city residents to dispose of bulky items and non-garbage solid waste at no cost, according to a city press release.

Items can be dropped off at the city leaf disposal site at County Road 604 and South F Street, behind Twin Towers. Signs will be posted and proof of residence is required.

Volunteers will also pick up trash for residents who are age 65 or older. Eligible residents can call 573-686-8622 to schedule pick up. Appointments must be made before Thursday. Items will be picked up on Saturday.

There is a limit of one pickup truck load per resident. Volunteers will not take limbs, brush, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, tires and paint.

The drop off site will not accept paint, asphalt shingles or trash from businesses or construction sites.

It will accept refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners if the compressors have been removed before the items are brought to the site.

Other bulky items will be accepted, including carpet, furniture and construction materials.

Leaves will be placed in a separate pile at the drop off site and cannot contain logs, stumps, metal or other foreign material.

The volunteer headquarters will be at First Presbyterian Church at 301 N. Main St., across from the city library. Lunch will be served.

Anyone who would like to volunteer can come to the church the day of the clean up.

Groups involved in this project are: community service workers, Sears Youth Center, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the city street department, utility workers and park department, and Ozark Foothills Recycling Center.

Tires will be accepted by Ozark Foothills Recycling for a charge, $3 for passenger vehicle tires and $7 for large truck tires.

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