Manhattan Residents Take Part In Spring Cleanup Week

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - The 2014 Spring Cleanup event is underway this week in Manhattan.

During this time, residents can take the opportunity to clean up their homes and yards with free haul away for most items by the city and local trash contractors.

City crews will pick up yard waste, limbs and branches only. All yard waste must be in yard waste paper bags and in a separate pile from limbs and branches and placed on the curb.

"Well for us I think that it makes it to where during one week out of the year we know that people are working their hardest to try to get out there, try to obey what the city of Manhattan would like them to do," said Dawn Wilson, Co-Owner of A-1 Trash Service. "It’s helpful for us because usually they do it in different piles and we get it in, get it in the truck and it usually makes for a nice rest of the year for us."

No major household appliances, tires, batteries, concrete, or household hazardous waste will be collected.

Residents who do not have a contract for refuse services will be responsible for their own disposal.