The City of Salem will conduct its annual fall clean-up beginning on Monday, Sept. 17, according to city officials.
City trucks will run all streets in Salem to pick up accumulations of items that are normally not covered under the regular weekly trash pick up. All items that need to be hauled off must be at the curb no later than 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. City trucks will not pick up items placed at the curb after this time. This year's pick up will be limited to two days -- Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18.
"We would like for all residents to become involved in this effort to clean up our community by taking the time to have any large items, such as old appliances and furniture that needs to be disposed of, at the curb by 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17," Public Works Director Bill Worsham said.
City trucks will not pick up items normally covered under the weekly trash pick up and will not -- due to landfill regulations -- pick up old batteries, oil, tires, any hazardous chemicals, and absolutely no electronics, such as TVs and computers.
Residents must sort their trash. All wood should be placed in one pile, all limbs and related residue in another pile, with large items being piled together, as they all have to be hauled to separate locations. It is essential that residents cooperate by sorting their items.
Due to time and equipment limitations, individuals who hire tree trimmers must arrange to have the residue hauled off. Manpower and time constraints do not allow the city to dispose of large amounts of brush. Brush may be hauled to the city's composting operation on Highway 395 North, just west of the VFW building.