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BG sets heavy item pickups in March, September PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:37
Bowling Green residents will get a promised second heavy item pickup in 2013 but the timing may come as a surprise.
Director of Public Works Brian Craft told city council Tuesday night the pickups will be the weeks of March 18 and Sept. 16. In recent years the lone pickup has been the week following the completion of the spring semester at Bowling Green State University. Before that the city conducted the pickups in May, August and December.
Explaining the timing to council, Craft said the mid-March time will be at the end of the snow plowing season and before the mowing season begins. The mid-September timing is before the annual brush pickup and the start of leaf pickup.
“The burden will be on us to get the word out to the landlords that we are shifting away from the academic calendar and looking at the city as a whole,” Craft said after the meeting.
“We will be asking the landlords to police their properties. As usual we will continue to offer heavy item pickup at any time for a fee,” he said. The fee is $25 for the first item and $15 for each additional item.
The heavy item pickup is for properties served by city refuse collections and is intended for items that won’t fit into containers used for weekly collections.
As has been the case for many years, the city will not pick up refrigerators, freezers, de-humidifiers and air conditioners.
No more than three mattress and box spring sets will be picked up per address.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:34

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