MEXICO — Spring cleanup gets underway Monday and runs through May 26, Board of Selectmen Chairman Richie Philbrick said.

Residents are encouraged to bring items to the transfer station, if possible.

Among the rules for cleanup are:

• Have everything at curbside by 6 a.m. Monday. Public Works will not make return runs.

• All leaves and grass must be bagged.

• All brush must be bundled, not to exceed 4 feet in length, no stumps.

• No garbage or automobiles. No auto gas tanks, liquid propane tanks or batteries will be picked up.

• All metal must be separated and placed in a separate pile.

• All appliances must have the doors removed. Only one refrigerator or air conditioner unit per occupied dwelling unit. Televisions, computers and electronics must be separated.

• No oil drums (unless cut in half), oil, paint or other chemicals.

• Cardboard must be separated and in one location.

• Shingles, metal, vinyl or other roofing or siding must be separated from wood.

• No more than four tires per household are accepted; no big truck tires or skidder tires.

• Clean lumber must be separated and no more than 4 feet long. Wooden panels are to be torn apart.

• Pressure-treated wood and railroad ties must be no longer than 4 feet and in a separate pile from all other wood.

• No concrete, rocks or bricks are allowed.

• No demolished buildings will be picked up.

• The total amount of all items taken from each residence must not exceed one pickup truck load.

• No heating oil tanks, furnaces or boilers will be accepted.

• No cut tree material will be accepted.


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