City clean up to begin

The city of Enumclaw’s annual residential neighborhood clean-up is planned for Monday through Oct. 8.

The week-long event is the traditional time for residents to get rid of extra waste stacked in the garage or piled up in the basement or attic – and dispose of it for free.

During clean-up week, each resident (including duplex residents but not apartment dwellers) within the city limits can set out additional garbage on their normal pick-up day. It is the only time this year the service will be offered.

The clean-up event does not allow for an unlimited amount of waste. For each eligible resident, one major appliance and up to five extra bags, bundles or cans of trash will be allowed. All trash must be bagged, bundled or contained in a receptacle equivalent to 32 gallons and cannot exceed 50 pounds. Oversized items will not be removed. All extra recycling will be removed, provided it is properly contained. Surplus steel, with a maximum size of 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter, will be collected.

Furniture, computers, monitors, televisions or microwaves are no longer being accepted. Other unacceptable items include liquids, hazardous wastes, yard waste, tires, rocks and concrete.

Removal will be done only on a resident’s regularly-scheduled pick-up day. All items must be available for collection at the normal removal site no later that 6 a.m., as return trips will not be made to a neighborhood.

For more information, contact City Shops at 360-825-5541.

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