Clean-up Day is Saturday

Tracy residents and property owners are encouraged to take advantage of  Spring Clean-Up Day, Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Local resident dumpsters will be set in the city parking lot east of the liquor store for people to bring junk materials, including furniture, appliances, electronics, and tires.
The citywide clean up is part of a city council initiative to improve the town’s appearance and reduce blight.  Council members and city leaders want citizens to voluntarily clean up unsightly debris around homes and businesses.
To encourage participation, the city is subsidizing the cost of the clean up.   Disposal fees are substantially less than what a resident would pay if they had to pay a commercial hauler to pick up an object, or haul items to the county landfill near Lynd themselves. For example, old appliances can be disposed of on clean-up day for just $10 an item.
Materials that will not be accepted include hazardous materials (paints, stains, gas, oil pesticides, chemicals, etc.) remodeling debris, cement, large quantities of fluorescent bulbs, or any materials brought from out-of-town.
Only city residents will be allowed to use the service.  Identification showing city residence will be required at the disposal site.
The dumpsters are not intended for regular household garbage, which should be placed in regular receptacles as usual on normal pick up days.
Accepted appliances include dehumidifiers and humidifiers, water heaters, dishwashers, microwaves, window air conditioners, freezers, stoves, refrigerators, washers, and dryers.
Car tires and rims can be disposed of for $2, with truck tires costing $3. Televisions and computer monitors have a disposal fee of $5. Large furniture items carry a charge of $10, with the first item free.
People must haul unwanted items to the downtown disposal site, with the city reserving the right to reject any items.  Items cannot be brought to the disposal site before or after the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. designated period.  Anyone bringing disposal materials early or late will be required clean up the debris and could be subject to a fine.
Salvage cement materials can be brought to the city compost site and disposed for $10 a yard.  Lawn, garden, and tree-trimmings should also be brought to the compost site.  Materials that can be recycled, such as aluminum cans, office paper, plastics, and tin cans, should continue to be placed in household recycling containers.
Volunteers are invited to help with the clean-up effort.  People can sign up by calling City Hall at 629-5528.  Those who need help getting items to the disposal site are also invited to call city offices.
A notice listing more details of the clean-up day is published elsewhere in the newspaper.