City plans cleanup program

GLOVERSVILLE – The Department of Public Works will run a citywide cleanup program to enable city residents to dispose of unwanted items for free.

There are three ways for city residents to take advantage of the program. There will be a drop-off site behind the transit facility on West Fulton Street, bulk pickups in each ward on select dates and scheduled bulk pickups.

According to a news release, the drop-off site on West Fulton Street will be on the following dates: May 10 and 11, June 14 and 15, July 12 and 13, Aug. 9 and 10, Sept. 13 and 14 and Oct. 11 and 12.

Saturday hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday hours from 8 a.m. to noon.

Officials said proof of residency will be required. There will be a limit of three loads per weekend per vehicle.

No hazardous materials or household trash eligible for weekly pickup may be brought to the drop-off site.

Beginning Wednesday, bulk pickups will resume in each ward on a rotating basis as follows: Ward 1 – May, Ward 2 – June, Ward 3 – July, Ward 4 – August, Ward 5 – September, and Ward 6 – October.

Household items will be collected from terraces on Wednesdays.

Residents will be able to schedule a bulk pickup at times apart from the above schedule for $45, payable in advance at the city clerk’s office.

If the homeowner only has an appliance to be picked up, he or she may buy a sticker from the clerk’s office for $10 and the Department of Public Works will remove the appliance from the terrace.

For more information, call 773-4556.