Fennville will offer a spring cleanup drop-off Saturday, May 18, in the city parking lot at Main and Maple streets from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. or until dumpsters placed there are full, Commercial Record correspondent Jim Hayden reports on his Bicycle Base Fennville blog.
Traffic should enter from West Fennville Street to South Maple Street. The service is for city residents and property owners only.
Cleanup participants must supply proof of residency with a photo ID and/or property records, city officials said.
The collection will accept most items, such as furniture and wood, but not these:
• Refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners unless a certification sticker on the item indicates freon has been removed;
• Automotive or marine batteries;
• Paints, solvents and oils prohibited in Type II landfills, though paint cans will be accepted if they are open and contain only dry paint;
• Propane cylinders;
• Lawnmowers or small engines unless the gas has been completely drained;
City commissioners originally wanted curbside pickup, reported Hayden, but no companies submitted bids. So city opted for the dumpsters instead.
If the drop-off goes well, the city will look at having another pickup this fall.
Republic Services, formerly Chef Container of Holland, will provide the receptacles at $565 per container for up to seven tons with $60 per ton above that. There is also an $85 per container delivery charge for a total of $2,515.
The remaining cost is for staff overtime to help at the event, Hayden said.