Area sets rubbish collections

IRON MOUNTAIN – Now that warm weather has finally arrived, spring cleanup and rubbish disposal operations can begin.

Local officials have issued this year’s guidelines for spring rubbish pick-up:

Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain property owners paying the garbage fee on their monthly utility bills are eligible to utilize the rubbish collection site in front of the Department of Public Works (DPW) building at 125 N. Stephenson Ave.

Drop-off will begin Wednesday, May 14, and continue through Saturday, May 17. The drop-off site will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., except on Thursday, May 16, when it will be open until 7 p.m.

Acceptable material is limited to two pickup truck loads per day. A driver’s license and city utility bill with garbage fee will be required as proof of residency for admittance. All residents must sign-in with the attendant as they enter the site.

The drop-off site is not available to commercial haulers. Owners and tenants of properties not paying the garbage fee should contact their regular waste hauler for service.

Residents in rental units who do not have a utility bill in their name must go through their landlords to file a form with the DPW listing the tenants eligible to use the site.

Household rubbish is limited to toys, furniture, old clothing, shoes, books, draperies, carpets, decorations, and other minor household items.

All appliances and water heaters using any regulated refrigerant must bear an appropriate technician’s certificate of compliance certifying that the refrigerant has been recaptured.

Remodeling waste must not exceed the daily limit, and rocks and masonry must be kept separate. Metal items will be separated for recycling.

The compost site will also be open, compost and branches must be separated.

Computer equipment, working or not working, can be recycled at the Goodwill Store in Iron Mountain.

The following items will not be accepted at the drop-off site: liquid or hazardous wastes, appliances containing Freon, tires, batteries, compressed gas tanks, oil, paint, antifreeze, and regular garbage, including food items.

The city of Iron Mountain will not be conducting curbside household rubbish collection this spring. Brush and yard waste will remain curbside.

Those with question or comments may call the Iron Mountain DPW at (906) 774-0722.

KINGSFORD

The city of Kingsford will be conducting a spring rubbish collection beginning Monday, May 12. The collection will begin in the Heights, then proceed to the Ford Addition, Garden Village, Breitung, and outlying areas.

All locations should have items for collection properly separated, placed and ready early on May 12, as this collection will be done in only pass through the city.

Following the collection, the city will charge a minimum of $75 for making special collections.

Loose lawn material must be placed at the edge of the street behind the curb. Limbs and brush must be neatly piled separately and cut in lengths between six and ten feet. Grass, leaves, and garden waste must be piled separately or in bags/containers not exceeding 32 gallons or 50 pounds.

Brush collection is for maintenance only, and property clearing will not be collected by the city.

Other items must be placed at the edge of the street or alley where weekly refuse is normally collected, away from buildings, fences, poles, or other obstructions.

Large furniture items, such as chairs, sofas, or mattresses, must be separated from other rubbish items. Carpeting must be rolled up and no longer than four feet. All large metal items must be separated from other rubbish and will be recycled.

The city will not collect appliances with refrigerant, such as freezers, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.

Concrete must be broken up into pieces approximately one foot square and piled separately, with a limit of one cubic yard.

Building materials can be collected with weekly garbage collection. The city will not collect waste from demolitions or from construction of new buildings.

Tires, oil, gasoline, paint, antifreeze, or other hazardous or toxic waste will not be collected by the city.

The Kingsford compost site, open to residents only, will be open Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., through the fall and on Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. until noon, through Nov. 8.

For disposal of items prohibited from these spring rubbish pickups, contact Dickinson County Solid Waste at 774-5680.

NORWAY

Spring rubbish drop-off in Norway continues through today. Items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. A construction dumpster is located at the Department of Public Works Building at 400 10th Avenue. Compost needs to be brought to the compost site. There is no roadside pickup of grass clippings or rubbish.