Fall cleanup dates set across county
As fall approaches, cities in Carroll County are preparing for their annual fall cleanup drives.
Although the leaves are still several weeks from falling, plans are already being made to deal with them. Before that happens, at least one city is offering residents a chance to get rid of unwanted bulky waste, scrap metal items and yard waste.
The City of Green Forest, along with the Carroll County Solid Waste District, plans to pick up the items on Saturday, Oct. 2, in an event they bill as “Stack 3 for Free.”
“You have wood, metal, junk, you know,” said Green Forest Public Works director Buddy Fry. “No freon, no tires, no paint or hazardous materials — it’s pretty much exactly the same as [spring cleanup].”
Residents should have their items ready for pickup by 6:30 a.m. Items set out after 8 a.m. will not be picked up.
The city asks that residents sort their items into three categories — scrap metal, yard waste and bulky waste. No commercial or agricultural waste will be accepted.
Examples of acceptable scrap metal items include water heaters, washers, dryers, dishwashers, bare metal bed springs, lead acid batteries and stoves. Any scrap metal items that contain freon — such as refrigerators and air conditioners — must have a tag showing that freon has been properly recovered by a licensed heat and air service.
Items for the yard waste pile — which will be ground into small pieces for kiln fuel — include bagged leaves and grass, along with limbs and brush, which should be bundled in such a fashion that one person can easily handle them.
The bulky waste pile may include items such as furniture, mattresses and box springs, yard debris that does not fit into the scrap metal or yard waste categories, along clothing and other textiles.
Items that will not be accepted include tires; dead animals; infectious material and medical waste; radioactive materials; sludge or fallen materials; bulk liquids; semi-solids; highly flammable substances; pesticides, herbicides or poisons; raw animal manure; raw sewage, sludge or septic tank pumpings; explosives; hazardous material; waste oil; large quantities of ash; industrial byproducts; and paints or solvents.
At the county level, the Quorum Court is inviting Carroll County residents to participate in its Load Up Your Pickup Day next month.
The free bulky waste collection event — funded by a special grant-in-aid from the Carroll County Quorum Court — will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds in Berryville.
Acceptable items include appliances, furniture, mattresses and box springs, up to 10 tires per family (small truck and passenger tires only and without rims), electronics, sinks, toilets and bathtubs. Freon will be removed from appliances free of charge.
Residents are also encouraged to spread out on the county roads and gather roadside litter to bring to the collection event and to assist their neighbors in moving unwanted items from their yards.
Items that will not be acceptable include yard waste such as limbs, leaves, grass clippings, etc.; hazardous waste, household garbage, and commercial and agricultural waste. Out-of-county waste will not be accepted.
The annual event, part of Keep Arkansas Beautiful’s Great Arkansas Cleanup, is a joint effort between the quorum court and the Carroll County Solid Waste District.
For more information, contact Gary Gray at Carroll County Solid Waste at 479-253-2727 or 870-423-7156.
Once the leaves do fall, the City of Berryville is ready to pick them up — although not until November.
According to a list released during the Berryville City Council’s regular meeting on Sept. 7, city crews will begin picking up leaves on Nov. 8 and continue through Dec. 10, following a specific schedule with the city divided into four routes by street.
Route 1 kicks off on Monday, Nov. 8 and runs through Friday, Nov. 12. The route includes Wilson Drive, West Ridge Subdivision, Trinnen, Champion Hills, Chrisna Maria, Nunez, Oakview, Maple, North Avenue, Railroad Circle, Spaulding, W. Freeman, Elm, Walnut, Cherry, Alma, Craig, Carson, Linda, Bobo, Jefferson, Park, Freeman Switch, Boyer, Charles, Garner, Highway 62 Spur, Champlin, Industrial Drive, Ruth, Highway 62 West (West Trimble) and the Birch Tree Subdivision.
Route 2 pickup is scheduled to begin Monday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 19, and will include Springfield (from Freeman intersection north) East Freeman, Standley, Jennifer, Janet, Julie, Bobby, Brenda, Northside, Valley, Jackson, Mountain, Saunders Heights, Hill, Del Norte, Hanby, St. George, Graham, Lonnie Lane, Monte Vista, Meadowmere, Bryan, Dawn, Lynn, Wren, Pine, Locust, Sycamore and Hickory.
The scheduled pickups resume after Thanksgiving, with Route 3 set for Monday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 3, on West College, Potter, School, Ferguson, Campbell, Bunch, Miller, Curtis Lane, George, North Main, South Springfield (from Freeman intersection, south), Perkins, Hogue, Hubbert, Monroe, Carl, Adams, Bunch Springs (City limits only), Country Court, West Trimble, Eureka, Academy, West View, Baker, Spring, Doxey, Fancher, Pinkley Lane, West Madison, West Church, Tabor, Gibson, McKennon, Rose, Phillips, Martin, Morris, Cedarvale, Swofford, Atchley, Clark, Huntsville, West Carl, Paradise Heights, Sunset Boulevard and Hank Boulevard.
Route 4 pickup will run from Monday, Dec. 6, through Friday, Dec. 10 and will include Shaver, Pritchard, Ada, Caddie, Douglas, Hanna, Jericho, Duke, Smalley, East College, Chafin, Spruce, Laura, Carter Avenue, Amanda, Kristy, Clive, Jessica, Marie, Rhea, Kimberly, East Madison, East Church, Branch, Cain, Elsie, McCloud, Basore, Simpson, East Carl, Hammons, Nelson Drive, Orchard, Rice, Edwards, Hammons, Carter, Hailey, Lone Pine, South Main, Circle Drive, Pleasant, High, Magnolia, Rebecca, Casey Lane, Oak Ridge, Paradise Cove and Bedford Falls.
According to the city, all limbs will be picked up during the week of Nov. 22-24. City residents are asked to have their limbs at the curb beginning Monday, Nov. 22, all facing the same direction in manageable bundles.
Only limbs smaller than 9 inches diameter on the largest end will be picked up. This program is for miscellaneous limbs that fall due to storms and time, not for complete tree trimming or tree removal and is provided for residential city addresses only, not commercial properties.