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Fulton's spring cleaning starts up

Fulton's spring cleaning starts up

April 21st, 2017 by Helen Wilbers in Local News

Both the streets of Fulton and peoples' homes will receive a much-needed cleaning.
Saturday kicks off the Fulton Clean Sweep, where residents walk around town picking up litter and trash. While the official sign-up period is over, people can still come.
"That's more than welcome," said Sharlene McArtor, assistant director of Fulton Parks and Recreation. "We have some extra routes that we prepare ahead of time if people want to show up."
Groups will gather before 9 a.m. at the pavilion at Memorial Park.
"We usually tell our groups to show up between 8:30 and 8:45 to get their stuff ahead of time," McArtor said.
That "stuff" includes the basic necessities for trash collecting.
"We'll have bags, the map and gloves available to pick up trash," McArtor said. "If there's any other supplies they feel they'd need, they should bring it."
She mentioned many people like to bring their own water bottle or trash stick.
On Monday, Spring Cleanup Week begins in Fulton. Through Friday, the solid waste department will collect larger, bulkier items that would typically require having to schedule a special pickup.
"This includes sofas, chairs and mattresses, televisions and microwaves," Public Information Officer Darin Wernig said.
Items should be put curbside on each resident's usual pick-up day.
Construction debris, hazardous waste and large appliances won't be picked up curbside, but chemicals and unwanted electronics (excluding televisions and computer monitors) can be dropped off at the Tennyson Road Fire Station from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Fulton's new glass recycling container will debut Saturday at Memorial Park, and will then be relocated to the Fulton Police Department. Residents can drop off bottles, jars and more to be collected by Ripple Glass of Kansas City.

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