BY MELANIE BUCK –
The City of Mena Annual Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017 through Monday, May 1, 2017. City trucks will pick up items you want to dispose of at no charge. This Clean-up service is free for residences within the city limits of Mena only. The city asks residents to follow the below listed regulations to ensure that the pick-up runs smoothly.
Materials will not be picked up unless they are placed at the curbside and separated. City officials said it is very important to separate any items that you want to keep away from those that are to be discarded, such as trash cans.
The following items cannot be picked up: tires, concrete, brick, rocks, dirt, shingles, batteries, and construction debris.
Please separate your items to be discarded into 4 distinct piles as follows: 1. Furniture–couches, chairs, televisions, window frames, etc.; 2. Household trash–paper items, etc.; (Please place trash cans that you wish to keep, to one side so that they will not be disposed of inadvertently); 3. Metal material–hot water heaters, stoves, appliances, etc.; 4. Yard waste–tree limbs, shrubs, grass, etc.
Note: It is required that all yard debris such as small limbs, gum balls, and leaves be placed in garbage bags.
The Mena Street Department will begin pick up in the Northwest part of the city and work their way across town following the same routes as Southern Disposal. Trucks will run 1 to 3 days after the day of your normal trash pick-up. The response to this Clean-Up is usually overwhelming, so please be patient if the trucks are running somewhat behind the posted schedule; however, each route will only be covered one time. It is not necessary to call City Hall in order to receive this service.