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Spring cleanups start soon


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 are Thursday, May 5, through Saturday, May 7. Dumpsters will be available at the township hall at 10531 Algoma Ave. Hours will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30  p.m. No liquids, no hazardous waste (no paint, oil, fuel, gasoline etc.) No brush or yard waste, no cement.

All tires must be cut in half for free disposal. Whole tires will be charged $10 each. Propane and fuel oil tanks must be cut in half. Fencing must be folded or rolled up. Barrels must have one end open or be full of holes. Mattress and box springs $15 per item.

Will also collect E-Waste at the same location. PCs, Laptops, Servers, Printers, Copiers, Scanners, LCD Screens, Plasma, LED & Flat Screens, Network/Telecom Equipment, other misc. electronics (wires, keyboards, mice, AV). Items not accepted include Items with refrigerant or batteries. CR-TVs and Monitors will NOT be collected. However, Kent County does collect these items for a fee.  Visit www.accesskent.com/Departments/DPW/north_kent.htm for more information.

Call the township for more info 866-1583.

City of Cedar Springs: The annual brush pickup already took place on Monday, April 4. There is no longer a spring trash cleanup date. Check with your waste hauler for pickup.

Courtland Township: Spring cleanup dates are May 20 and 21.

Dumpsters will be available for Spring cleanup on May 20 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and May 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Courtland Twp. Hall, 7450 14-Mile Rd,  Rockford.

Items accepted include: batteries, mattresses, tires if cut up into 3 or more pieces, paint (only if solidified). Appliances must have freon removed.

Contact the Township hall for additional information. Public must be able to unload; questionable large items are subject to rejection. Call the Township hall at 866-0622.

Nelson Township/Sand Lake: Spring cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5th and Cherry Streets, near the water tower in Sand Lake. Identification required. Please present a tax bill or voter’s registration card and driver’s license. We accept appliances, sheet metal, auto parts and engines (liquid drained), aluminum and copper wire, fencing (flattened and folded), mattresses, furniture, carpeting, clothing, glass, etc. No garbage please. No hazardous or toxic waste. No yard clippings or brush. No shovel offs of shingles and drywall. Also will collect e-waste items such as computers, phones, tools, small appliances, and most anything with a cord or that runs on batteries. Comprenew no longer takes TVs or Computer monitors free of charge. Prices range from $7 or $8 for a 14 or 15 inch, up to $50 for a 42 inch, including projection. Checks only, made out to Comprenew. For more information on what is permitted, or for pricing on e-waste, contact the township at 636-5332 or check their winter/spring 2015  newsletter at www.nelsontownship.org.

One trailer/truck load per residence, no shovel-offs. Loose items must be boxed/bagged.

Sand Lake: See Nelson Township (above) for regular spring cleanup.

Solon Township: Spring cleanup dates have been set for two consecutive Saturdays, May 7 and May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 15185 Algoma. One 5×8 trailer with 48-inch sides or one pickup box per household. 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 or other toxic chemicals. Call township for more info at 696-1718.

Spencer Township: Spring cleanup is Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dumpsters will be available at the township fire department, at the corner of Meddler and 18 Mile Road. Residents will be required to show proof residency. Tax bill, voter registration, or Spencer Township address on driver’s license. No shovel offs or loose trash accepted. Bag it, barrel it, or don’t bring it! All tires must be cut in half, propane and fuel oil tanks must be cut in half. Fencing must be folded or rolled up. Barrels must have one end open or be full of holes. Will accept freezers, air conditioners, washers dish washers, refrigerators, humidifiers, dryers, batteries at no charge. Mattresses and box springs accepted at $15 each.

No liquids, no hazardous waste (no paint, oil, fuel, gasoline etc.) No brush or yard waste, no cement, no shingles.

Recyclables must be taken to a recycle station at either Kent County Landfill on 10 Mile Rd, Rockford, or Pierson Landfill.

Call township for info at 984-0035.

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