Avoid the dangers of a max-capacity Pay-As-You Throw bag!
In case you did know, Decatur’s Neighborhood Clean Up Days (formerly “Super Trash Day” or “Trash Amnesty Day”) commenced earlier this month and run thru Saturday, June 4th.
If you’re new to Decatur, this is the one day a year when you can put most anything out by the curb and the city will pick it up and dispose of it. The city summarizes the items it will take, thusly…
- Yard trimmings
- Building materials (not from the work of private contractors)
- Appliances (not containing Freon)
- Trash that won’t fit into pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) bags
Pretty sweet huh? However, they won’t take everything. You can’t throw out the following items on Neighborhood Clean Up Day: Liquids, Dirt, Bricks, Blocks, Stone, rocks, or concrete, or Motor vehicle batteries or parts.
It’s that easy.
“OK, great. So when is this glorious day?”, you ask.
Well, it’s staggered by neighborhood. Some neighborhoods’ clean up day have come and gone already (my bad), but here’s a quick summary of when neighborhoods should get their old water heaters and ovens out to the curb.
April 4th – Oakhurst Neighborhood #1 April 16th – Oakhurst Neighborhood #2 April 23rd – Winnona Park
- April 30th – MAK and College Heights Neighborhoods
- May 7th – Westchester Neighborhood
- May 14th – Decatur Heights Neighborhood
- May 21st – Great Lakes Neighborhood
- Jane 4th – Lenox Place Neighborhood
For the full list of streets associated with the following neighborhoods click HERE.
Trash on, dear neighbors.
Photo courtesy of Chris