By Judy Reed
As the weather warms up and residents begin to spring clean, some municipalities are offering drop off sites to help get rid of the clutter. Check out the list below to see when it’s offered in your area.
Algoma Township: Spring cleanup days set for this week, April 13-17, at the township hall, 10531 Algoma Avenue. Hours will be Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9-5, and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proof of residency required. Bag it, box it, or barrel it. Tires must be cut in four pieces. Fencing flattened, propane and fuel tanks cut in half. Barrels must have open end or full of holes. No liquid or other hazardous waste. No yard waste. Disposal of batteries is $1, units with Freon $15.00, units without Freon $3.00. Call the township for more info 866-1583.
City of Cedar Springs: The annual brush pickup will be the last Monday of every month, beginning April 26, and ending September 27. Have brush out by 6 a.m. Stack branches in one direction toward the street. No stumps, roots or branches larger than six inches in diameter. There is no longer a spring trash cleanup date, since Duncan Disposal, the city’s preferred waste hauler, does that for residents. The first hydrant flush will be April 16 and end Sept. 27. Leaf pickup starts October 11. For more info call 696-1330.
Courtland Township: No spring cleanup, they have a fall cleanup.
Nelson Township/Sand Lake: Spring cleanup days are Friday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents should bring trash to the water tower in Sand Lake. Proof of residency required. Will also collect E-Waste at the same location. Please call the township for more info at 636-5332.
Oakfield Township: No cleanup scheduled.
Sand Lake: See Nelson Township.
Solon Township: Spring cleanup dates have been set for two consecutive Saturdays, May 1 and May 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the old horse farm, 15185 Algoma. Proof of residency required. Must be residents—not just landowners. Bring voter registration. All items should be boxed or bagged, 45 pounds maximum. Tires must be cut in four pieces, car or light truck only, limit four. Appliances such as washers, dryers, etc. will be accepted, but not appliances that used Freon, such as refrigerators or air conditioners. No batteries, oil, antifreeze or other hazardous waste. One load allowed 4-foot by 8-foot and 4-foot high, pickup or trailer. Call township for more specifics at 696-1718.
Spencer Township: Spring cleanup days are Friday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring trash to Spencer Township Fire barn, 12131 18 Mile, Gowen. No roof tear-offs or big appliances, Tires must be cut in four pieces. Disposal of batteries is $1, units with Freon $15.00, units without Freon $3.00. Call township at 984-0035 for more info.