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City, County Spring clean-up efforts to begin Saturday

Spring clean-up efforts are set to begin county-wide Saturday. The City of Mount Vernon  will begin its week-long effort Saturday, April 5, and continue Monday through Saturday, April 7 through 12.

City of Mount Vernon residents may bring solid waste to a collection bin for disposal at no charge from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the clean-up days. The bin is located at the City Maintenance Barn on the east side of Holbrook St. (Spur 423).  Individuals should bring their latest paid receipt for their city services as proof of residence.
During this designated clean-up period, no fees will be charged at the county transfer station located on CR NE2060. Those dates are April 5, 9 and 12. The station is open Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pct. 2 Commissioner Donnie Surratt supervises the operation of the county wide transfer station.
The other Franklin County Commissioners will conduct their clean-up efforts starting Monday, April 7. Anyone caught removing recyclable items, such as metal, from the drop off sites will be subject to prosecution. Commissioners stress that the recyclable items are sold to defray the costs of offering the program to constituents.
Pct. 1 Commissioner Danny Chitsey will have a dumpster and marked collections sites. The drop off sites are at the county precinct barn on the northeast corner of the Hwy. 37 and FM 71 intersection for most items, and behind the Hagansport Community Center for burnable wood products.
Pct. 3 Commissioner Deryl Carr will accept only wood products at his site. The wood products may be dropped off at his county precinct barn, located on FM 900 1/2 mile west of Hwy. 37.
Pct. 4 Commissioner Sam Young announced he would have a dumpster available to constituents at his maintenance barn. That site is located on the northwest corner of the intersection of FM 115 and FM 1448.
None of the collection sites will accept tires or commercial refuse from construction projects. The city will not accept batteries at their dumpster, however, Commissioner Young will accept them at his drop off location.
Furniture, including couches, chairs, bedding items and appliances will be accepted. Citizens are asked to place metal and wood products in designated locations at the sites for special disposal or recycling.
Items such as refrigerators and air-conditioning units should have their cooling units removed or have a certificate indicating the coolant has been removed by an approved technician.