Bulky items to be accepted three Saturdays

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Load Up Your Pickup Day, a free, bulky waste collection event, will take place at three separate locations from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., on three consecutive Saturdays in October.

Sponsored by Keep Carroll County Beautiful and the Carroll County Solid Waste Authority, Load Up Your Pickup Day is for Carroll County residents only.

The dates are as follows:

* Oct. 11 at the Cedar Creek Store in Metalton;

* Oct. 18 at the River Lake Exxon station at the junction of U.S. Hwy. 62 and Ark. Hwy 187 near Beaver Dam; and,

* Oct. 25 at the baseball fields in Oak Grove.

Items that will be accepted include old appliances, old furniture, mattresses and box springs, up to 10 tires per family (small truck and passenger tires only), electronics, items too large to fit in a 30-gallon bag, freon-containing appliances (at no charge), and bags of roadside litter.

Items that will not be accepted include yard waste (limbs, leaves, grass clippings), household garbage, hazardous waste, commercial waste or agricultural waste.

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