City to begin collections Monday for spring clean-up

Homeowners aren’t the only ones prepping for spring cleaning in the weeks ahead.

As the weather warms and the calendar approaches May, the City of Grand Junction begins its popular Spring Clean-Up program Monday.

The program was created to keep the city cleaner by giving homeowners a way to dispose of items that can’t fit in traditional garbage containers, said Kristin Winn, spokeswoman for the city.

City crews will begin clearing debris such as branches, lawn clippings and other large, unwanted trash at 7 a.m. Monday for all homes north of North Avenue. Homes south of
North Avenue will have items cleared beginning May 4.

All items that homeowners want picked up have to be on the curb on the morning of the pickup week. Once the crews go through a neighborhood, they will not return, Winn said.

Although the Spring Clean-Up program enables homeowners to get a start on spring cleaning, crews picking up garbage won’t accept just anything.

Items not accepted at the Mesa County Landfill will not be picked up, including electronics such as televisions, computers or cell phones.

Crews also will not pick up tires, sealed containers or containers with liquid inside, batteries, refrigerated appliances or lawn debris longer than 10 feet.

Prohibited items that are left along the curb will be tagged.

City residents should place acceptable Spring Clean-Up debris in front of homes far enough away from sidewalks, mailboxes or other containers to allow the Streets Division to pick up items with a small loader.

People needing to place items in an alley behind their homes have received notification from the city.

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