The City of Gillette’s Streets Division organizes an annual Spring Cleanup for all residential properties within Gillette city limits and to private mobile home parks that are served by the City of Gillette Solid Waste Division. Exact dates will be advertised in the newspaper, radio stations, City Web Site, the City’s Facebook page or you can call the Streets Division at 686-5278. This year Spring Clean Up will begin April 13th, and all qualified items must be placed by the curb by 7:00 am that day.
This service is not provided to commercial businesses and City crews will not pick up building/construction debris.
If you miss the cleanup day for your area, you are responsible for the removal of your trash and debris. City crews will not return to streets that have been completed and will be tracking streets on GPS to confirm which subdivisions have been completed.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPRING CLEANUP:
• The Do’s:
o All items must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on April 13th.
o Place items in 4 separate piles:
* Pile A: Metal (dishwashers, stoves, barbecue grills, *lawn mowers, metal bed frames, bicycles, steel pipe, etc.)(*Note: Oil and gas must be drained or lawn mowers won’t be picked up.)
*Pile B: Tree branches and yard waste (tree limbs & branches-10 foot limit)
*Pile C: Large materials: lumber, large wood items, dressers, bookshelves, wood bed frames, wood desks, clean wood fence posts, etc.
*Pile D: Bagged and bundled garbage (paper, plastics, clothing, couches, carpet, plastic swimming pools, etc.) Household garbage must be contained in garbage bags for City crews to pick up.
o All items must be placed in the street adjacent to the curb. City crews will not enter private property.
• The Don’ts:
o Do not place items curbside more than two days prior to your clean up date.
o Do not place items near parked vehicles or a trailer, fire hydrants, water meters, cable, mail or telephone boxes.
o Do not block the street or sidewalks with debris.
o Do not place debris under or near trees or shrubs that could be damaged during pick up.
o Do not place your garbage roll out adjacent to or behind a debris pile.
• The City WILL NOT pick up:
o Refrigerators and freezers
o Water softeners
o Computers and other electronic devices
o Vehicle parts
o Paint or paint cans
o Motor oil
o Cooking oil
o Fuel containers
o Propane bottles
o 55 gal. drums
o Hazardous materials
o Debris from commercial businesses
o Railroad ties
Please Note: On April 18th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, you can bring your electronics to the City West Parking lot (611 N. Exchange) for disposal.
The City will host a Stop & Drop (dates and locations will be advertised) that will allow citizens to drop off and recycle consumer electronics and mattresses, as well as provide document shredding. Please plan ahead and recycle these items, rather than throw them away during Spring Cleanup.
The City realizes that some people use Spring Cleanup as a means of “Urban Recycling.” If you choose to be an Urban Recycler, please make sure to do it neatly and keep the piles separated. If you open a bag and leave it open, you could be ticketed for littering.
If you fail to follow these guide lines, your Spring Cleanup debris will not be picked up and a note will be attached to your debris that explains why it was not picked up.
For more information, please contact the City of Gillette Streets Division at (307)686-5278.