The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will hold its annual fall cleanup week for BPU sanitation customers during the week starting Monday, Sept. 10.
Fall cleanup will occur on each resident's normal garbage day. Customers should place their cleanup items at the curb after 6 p.m. the night before their regularly scheduled pick-up. Smaller cleanup items should be contained in plastic garbage bags.
Regular garbage as well as glass recyclables will be collected as usual during fall clean-up.
The utility will accept disposable items weighing less than 40 pounds and easily handled by one person.
Examples of such items include: clothes, dishes, glassware, pots and pans, toys, wallpaper, carpet remnants cut in small pieces, old lawn furniture and garden hoses.
A fee and an appointment are required for large item and electronics curbside pick-up.
Call the garbage hotline at 661-1651 in advance to arrange an appointment for proper disposal of large items such as mattresses, couches, refrigerators, recliners, stoves and electronics such as televisions, computer monitors and microwaves. Residents are at risk of additional charges or penalties if these items are placed at the curb without an appointment.
Metal and wood items will not be collected and may be taken to the South County Transfer Station on South Work Street in Falconer for disposal. Hours for the South County Transfer Station are available by calling 665-6894.
Yard waste will not be collected and may be taken to the Fluvanna Avenue Yard Waste Site, which is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Construction material and lumber must be taken to the South County Transfer Station or the Ellery Landfill.
The BPU continues to offer large yard waste bags for sale at a cost of $10 for four bags and includes Tuesday home pickup of the yard waste. The yard waste bags are available at the BPU Customer Service Department, 92 Steele St., open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.
For more information about the fall cleanup, call the BPU Garbage Hotline at 661-1651.