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Prescott schedules annual spring household waste pickup

PRESCOTT - Later this month, the City of Prescott will begin its free annual curbside pickup of household waste.

The service focuses on household items that would otherwise require transport to the Sundog Ranch Road transfer station, where they would be subject to fees.

The schedule for the household waste pickup services will depend on residents' regular garbage pickup days.

According to a news release from the city, the pickup weeks will begin on April 30, and will run through late May.

All items must be curbside by 6 a.m. Monday of the designated week. City crews will sweep through neighborhoods one time only, completed by Friday of each designated week.

The schedules include:

• For Monday routes, the pickups will begin April 30.

• For Tuesday routes, pickups will begin May 7.

• For Wednesday routes, pickups will begin May 14.

• For Thursday and Friday routes, pickups begin May 21.

A number of rules apply to the materials for pickup, including:

• All materials must be bagged, boxed or bundled for collection.

• Tree limbs and lumber must be cut to 4-foot lengths and tied.

• Items must weigh no more than 75 pounds.

• Appliances containing, or which have contained, CFCs (Freon) must be accompanied by a certificate from a licensed professional stating that the CFCs have been evacuated. Compressors and motors must be removed.

• Among the ineligible items that the city will not accept are: tires, oil, lead acid-type batteries, liquid paint, pesticides or other household hazardous waste, and contractor or demolition debris.

More information is available by calling the Prescott Field and Facilities Department's solid waste division at 777-1116.

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