CLEAN-UP CREW – City crews collect waste during a previous fall clean-up campaign.

The City’s ‘Fall Clean-up’ starts next Tuesday

The City of Lacombe’s annual fall Community Clean Up Campaign – a special pickup that provides residents with an opportunity

  • Oct. 9, 2014 7:00 a.m.

The City of Lacombe’s annual fall Community Clean Up Campaign – a special pickup that provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of household and yard refuse that one would not normally place in the regular garbage bins – will be held from Oct. 14th to 23rd.

“We are looking forward to working with residents to keep basements and garages uncluttered and neighbourhood alleyways free of debris,” said Infrastructure Services Director Matthew Goudy.

“Residents are reminded that it is their responsibility to sort and neatly tie, bundle or bag their refuse items for pick up at the front of their properties by 7 a.m. on the day their area is scheduled for pick up,” said Utilities Manager Chris Huston.

“Different trucks and equipment are designated to pick up certain items; therefore having separated piles will ease operations.”

Trees, brush or limbs cannot be more than 10 ft. long or they will not be picked up.

Please do not place items on the sidewalk, alley or street; items must be left at the property line.

Ensure that pedestrian and vehicle traffic are not blocked.

Do not place refuse next to or touching the bin used for normal household garbage pickup.

Please do not set items out before Oct. 14th.

Debris left in the alleys will not be picked up.

Residents are asked to separate their waste according to the list below for pick up:

– brush and wood: treated, painted and stained wood needs to be separated into a general rubble pile.

– leaves, sod and garden waste: these items can also be taken to the Wolf Creek recycle site. In addition, leaves and garden waste can be disposed of in the green coloured yard waste bins spread throughout the City.

– metals and furniture.

– appliances including fridge, freezers and air conditioning units: All food must be removed.

– swing sets and trampolines: dismantle and separate according to metal/plastic components.

– e-waste: TVs, computers, printers, etc.

Items that will not be picked up include:

– unmanageable piles and piles not sorted or separated.

– hazardous Waste – oil, cleaning solutions, paint, antifreeze, aerosols, railway ties, etc. The City holds an annual ‘Toxic Waste Roundup’ in September for these type of materials.

– construction waste – drywall, concrete, roofing materials, porcelain toilets or sinks, etc.

– cardboard – break down boxes and place them in blue bins or take to the Wolf Creek Drive recycle site for proper disposal.

Any items placed out after the scheduled pick up date will remain the responsibility of the resident, and can be taken to the Prentiss Transfer Station.

Call the Infrastructure Services Department at 403- 782-1261 if you have some items that you are not sure are acceptable for disposal.

The Community Clean Up campaigns are held twice a year.

The Spring Clean Up begins on the Tuesday after the May long weekend and Fall Clean Up begins the Tuesday after the Thanksgiving weekend.



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