Saturday is city clean-up day in Tracy

Tracy people are invited to roll up their sleeves and clean out their garages, basements, attics and yards Saturday. The City of Tracy is offering free or reduced-cost disposal of many unwanted household items for its city-wide clean up day.

Materials can be brought to the lot west of the Tracy Municipal Liquor store from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. City residents must bring their items to the site, with no advance drop-offs allowed.  However, those who need assistance can make other arrangements on an individual basis by calling Tracy City Hall at 629-5528.

The clean up campaign is for household refuse only, not garbage. Only City of Tracy residents are allowed to bring items for disposal.  Personal identification may be requested.

Hazardous materials such as paints, oils and pesticides will not be accepted. Commercial and remodeling debris and materials that are eligible to be recycled will not be accepted.

The city reserves the right to reject any item.

Tracy leaders are offering the spring clean-up day as a way of encouraging property owners to keep their homes and businesses looking tidy.

An advertisement elsewhere in this newspaper lists the reduced charges that will be available during the clean up day.  For example, computer monitors and televisions will have a disposal charge of $5 an item. Passenger tires have a fee of $2. Most appliances have a disposal fee of $10. Large furniture items, such as a sofa or mattress, can be disposed of for free, with a $10 charge in effect for each subsequent item.

For questions, call the city office at 629-5528.

Volunteers are needed to help unload items at the disposal site.