LEWISTON — Slowly melting snow piles may push the city’s annual Cleanup Week into May.

“We know people like to get out in their yards to clean stuff up,” Public Works Director David Jones said. “They might have a little better luck if the snow melts a little.”

Lewiston collects small brush at the curb during the week, which is typically scheduled near the end of April.

“But we are thinking about delaying it a bit, just because of all the snow,” Jones said.

Lewiston residents must bring larger limbs, tree trunks, old wood decking and debris from their household projects to the dump, along with other bulky waste.

The city lets residents bring household waste to the Lewiston Landfill at 424 River Road during Cleanup Week, free of charge. Tipping fees will be waived for those who can provide proof of residence — a driver’s license, tax receipt or utility bill, for example.


Residents may dispose of old furniture, carpeting and mattresses, as well as leftovers from construction projects, such as plumbing pieces, insulation, wood and scrap metal. They may also dispose of up to seven old televisions or computer monitors, old refrigerators and other appliances.

Auburn residents will get a full spring cleanup collection this year, and the city has released the collection schedule.

Collections will begin Monday, May 4, and continue for two weeks. The cleanup schedule is based on trash collection days.

Residents who have trash collected on Mondays should have their bulky waste at the curb by 7 a.m. May 4. Residents with Tuesday collections begin their spring cleanup on May 6, and residents on the Wednesday schedule should expect to have their bulky waste collected beginning May 8.

Residents who have their trash collected on Thursdays should have their spring trash at the curb May 12, and residents with Friday trash days should expect spring cleanup collections May 14.

Auburn residents can leave up to a truckload of wood waste and brush at the curb, as well as furniture, rugs, mattresses, large metal auto parts and old appliances. Crews will also collect up to four car tires per address.

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