KARAMAZOO, Michigan – The City of Kalamazoo’s Seasonal Waste Program began in April to help Kalamazoo residents clean up after the winter and maintain their possessions during the summer.
According to a city of Kalamazoo news release, monthly curbside pick-up is available between April and October, allowing city residents to bring in large amounts of trash free of charge twice in April. increase.
Garbage collection starts in April every year with the “spring cleaning”. This collection allows residents to remove brushes, branches and twigs from their yards and remove leaves that have fallen or needed to be stored over the winter.
Spring cleanup occurs on the same day of the month that mass garbage collection occurs (eg, the first Thursday for some residents). Items collected during the spring cleanup must be placed in biodegradable bags, bundled with string, or placed in open cardboard boxes so that staff can see what’s inside.
Kalamazoo’s monthly brush collection program runs May through October. The brush program collects bundled branches, sticks and twigs into biodegradable bags or open cardboard boxes. Every month from May to October, brushes are collected on the day of the month when oversized garbage is generated. Residents should note that leaves are not accepted during the brush program.
Neither program accepts loose piles of materials, rocks, dirt, dirt, concrete, or construction materials. The city said unacceptable material must be removed from the curb lawn within two days or remedial action could be taken.
Missed collection must be reported within 48 hours by calling 311 or at www.kalamazoocity.org/report.
City residents can download the free Recycle Coach app for iOS and Android devices to receive customized reminders of when collection days are due. For more information on the spring cleaning and brush program, including schedule, visit www.kalamazoocity.org/brush.
Two free bulky waste pick-up days are also available to help with spring cleaning for citizens. Residents may drop off bulky waste free of charge at Republic Services at 3432 Gembrit Circle on Wednesday, April 13 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday, April 16 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. I can do it.
The same materials accepted through the city’s curb program will be accepted on the drop-off date. You will need proof of residence.
Oversized garbage is being collected from the street this month as well, and the next collection is scheduled for June. For more information on the Roadside Bulk Trash Program, please visit www.kalamazoocity.org/bulktrash.
Garbage, garbage, junk and debris on the premises are considered a nuisance and can result in fines if not addressed, the city said. City ordinances require property owners to keep their properties free of trash and litter. Violations can result in a fine of $77, and if the problem is not corrected within 10 days, the crew will clean up the property on behalf of the owner and charge the property owner the cost.
The city says the yard garbage and debris ordinance will go into effect on Monday, April 4.
Residents can report trash violations and other issues to city officials by calling 311 or visiting www.kalamazoocity.org/report.
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