LEWISTON — Residents of the Twin Cities won’t see city crews stopping by to collect big household items, construction debris and other bulky waste this spring.

Neither Lewiston nor Auburn is offering curbside spring-cleanup collections this year, although both have made arrangements for dropping off waste free of charge.

“There are things people can bring to Public Works and directly to (Mid-Maine Waste Action Corp.), but I don’t think most people realize it,” Dan Goyette, Auburn’s assistant director of public services, said.

Auburn residents can take car batteries, microwaves and propane tanks to MMWAC’s Goldthwaite Road incinerator at no charge any time of year. They can bring  old furniture, leftover construction debris, brush and tree waste to the incinerator for a fee, $92.55 per ton. MMWAC accepts tires as well, $3 each for four or fewer or $222.79 per ton for more than four.

Residents can take old televisions, fluorescent bulbs and devices that have mercury in them — such as thermostats and thermometers — to the Public Works shops on Gracelawn Road year round as well.

In Lewiston, crews will collect brush curbside from city addresses, but the brush is limited to one truckload and the limbs must be less than one foot in diameter. They should be curbside no later than April 27.

Residents will have to take larger limbs, tree trunks, old wood decking and debris from their household projects to the dump, along with other bulky waste.

The city has scheduled a free cleanup week April 26 through May 3 at the Lewiston landfill, 424 River Road, from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Tipping fees will be waived for those who can provide proof of residence — a driver’s license, tax receipt or utility bill, for example.

Lewiston residents can dispose of old furniture, carpeting and mattresses, leftover plumbing, insulation, wood and other leftovers from construction projects, scrap metal, up to seven old televisions or computer monitors and old refrigerators and other appliances.

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