CITY-WIDE CLEANUP SATURDAY MAY 20, 2017

Residents may dispose of materials at the following locations: General Waste - Advance Disposal will have dumpsters available at the Yard Waste Facility for all waste except; Landscape Waste, Appliances, Electronic Appliances, Car Parts, Tires, Batteries, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Liquid Wastes, Concrete, Brick, Rock, Soil, or Ashes. 
 
Yard Waste - The Yard Waste Facility will be open for the disposal of leaves, limbs, grass clippings, and other plant material. The Yard Waste Facility is open 7 days per week during daylight hours. 
 
Scrap Metal - Mervis Industries will have a dumpster available for metals and appliances, except TV’s and monitors. 
 
Tires - Neal Tire & Auto will accept car tires and light truck tires at 1800 Lake Land Boulevard. Free tire disposal is limited to 8 tires per customer. 
 
Batteries - Battery Specialists will accept rechargeable batteries at 309 North 15th Street. Alkaline batteries are not accepted. 
 
Document Shredding - Thrivent Financial will provide document shredding from 9A to 11A at St John’s Lutheran School at 100 Broadway Avenue. The group is accepting donations of cash or food for the Mattoon Community Food Center in lieu of a fee for the shredding. Habitat for Humanity will also collect electronics at the same site, but not TV’s or monitors. 
 
Liquid Wastes - Wastes such as paint may not be disposed of while in liquid form. They may be absorbed into kitty litter or other absorbents, allowed to dry, and then be disposed of with household waste. 
 
Residents bringing debris to the event are asked to line up on Shelby Avenue, entering from the west. The City will have personnel available to supervise traffic and unloading. Residents are 
required to unload their own material. City personnel will be available to assist with heavy material as needed. 
 
The City will not be conducting City wide curb-side collection. The City will provide curb-side pickup for senior citizens, and persons with disabilities, who cannot get their material to the designated sites. Those residents can call 235-5171, 7 A.M. to 3 P.M., Monday thru Friday to make arrangements. Special accommodation requests must be called in by noon on Wednesday, May 17. Special accommodations must be at the curb for collection no later than 7 A.M. on Thursday, May 18. 
 
Feature end date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017