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Sanitation: Large item pick up starts this week in Mason City

MASON CITY – City of Mason City Sanitation customers are advised the city will be conducting Spring Clean-Up Days the week of June 4 through June 8.  During this week, customers are allowed to set out large items not normally collected by the city.

Customers should place their large items at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the same day they normally set out their garbage and recyclables.

Sanitation stickers are required to be attached to all large items placed at the curb.  Stickers cost $1.00 each and are available in sheets of five at most grocery stores and City Hall.

In general, the following number of stickers must be attached to the respective or similar items:

13 – Pianos, large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators (IMPORTANT: doors must be removed), water heaters, trash compactors, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, washers, dryers, freezers, furnaces, televisions, computer monitors, and microwaves

5 – Upholstered furniture such as sofas, chairs, and carpet

4 – Copy machines, fax machines, and any other items with toner cartridges

3 – Sinks, tubs, and toilets

1 – Tables and chairs

Small appliances such as radios

Mattresses and box springs

Grills

Bicycles

Old construction material

Humidifiers

All other electronics, including computer towers, etc.

Customers are reminded not to place items in cardboard boxes because it is recyclable and is not accepted at the landfill.  Old construction material must be bundled and weigh under 50 pounds per bundle or bag.

Smaller items must be bundled or bagged. Loose small items will not be picked up.

Items that will not be picked up include: new construction material, oil, paints, solvents, gasoline, car batteries, gas tanks, tires, household chemicals, toxic items, fuels, and pesticides.

This pickup is for Mason City Sanitation regular customers only.  No businesses will be included.

Customers are encouraged to write their address on the face of each sticker to prevent unauthorized removal.  Pickup crews will be checking to be certain that addresses match the tags. Place stickers on trash as late as possible and, wherever possible, loop stickers through or around openings or appliance electrical cords so that the end of the stickers adhere together.

For further information, contact the Sanitation Division at 421-3691 or the Operations & Maintenance Department at 421-3675.

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