The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities Solid Waste Division will hold its two-week spring cleanup for Jamestown customers the week of May 7-9 and May 17-18.
Cleanup at homes where normal garbage pickup is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will take place on May 7, 8 and 9, the same days as normal garbage collection. Residents whose garbage is collected on Thursday or Friday will have their spring cleanup items picked up on May 17 and 18.
Residents should place their spring cleanup items at the curb with their garbage after 6 p.m., the night before their regularly scheduled pickup.
Cleanup items should be contained in plastic garbage bags whenever possible.
Regular garbage will be picked up as usual during spring cleanup, though no recyclables will be collected during the first week of the cleanup effort on May 7-11. During the second week, May 14-18, paper and corrugated cardboard will be recycled.
The utility will accept landfill disposable items weighing less than 40 pounds with no metal and that can be easily handled by one person including items such as clothes, dishes, glassware, toys, wallpaper, carpet remnants cut in small pieces, old lawn furniture, garden hoses, small end tables and kitchen chairs.
Customers should call the Garbage Hotline before placing large items, such as couches and mattresses, or electronics, such as televisions and microwaves, at the curb to arrange for fees and pickup times.
As the BPU Solid Waste Division may only take certain items to the Chautauqua County Landfill, employees may leave behind items that cannot be accepted. Such items must be removed from the terrace by the resident.
Yard waste is not collected as part of BPU Spring Cleanup, but the Fluvanna Avenue Yard Waste Site for BPU Solid Waste customers is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The BPU also sells large lawn waste bags at a cost of $10 for four 30-gallon bags and home pickup of the bags. The yard waste bags are available at the BPU Customer Service Department, 92 Steele St., open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
Customers may contact the BPU Garbage Hotline at 661-1651 with any questions about spring cleanup or any solid waste questions.