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Spring Clean-Up set for Saturday

Staff report

The Paducah-McCracken County Spring Clean-Up Day coincides with Earth Day this year on Saturday.

The day will be an opportunity for locals to dispose of various types of solid and household hazardous waste from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Republic Services transfer station, 829 Burnett St., adjacent to the Paducah Public Works facility parking lot on North 10th Street.

Accepted items include:

n Ammunition (offloaded last)

n E-scrap (offloaded last)

n Expired or no-longer-needed prescription meds (offloaded last)

n Freon-free white goods such as air-conditioners, dryers, freezers, hot water tanks, refrigerators and washers

n Hazardous waste such as batteries (offloaded last), cleaners*, fluorescent and light bulbs, insecticides*, mercury-filled items, paint*, used motor oil and weed-killers* (*10 gallon-per-household limit). All materials must be labelled in their original containers.

n Household trash

n Tires: no heavy equipment, solid or foam-filled accepted

Each family turning in unbroken bulbs will receive one new LED bulb. Recyclables like paper, plastic, and steel and aluminum cans can be taken instead to the Freedom Waste drop-off location, 400 State St.

No medical or commercial waste will be accepted. Residents are encouraged to separate their items accordingly, and all must bring proper identification such as a driver's license to verify residency.

To go through the drop-off line, drivers must enter from North 10th Street off Park Avenue, and turn right onto Burnett Street. Traffic will not be allowed to enter from North Eighth or Ninth streets.

Visit paducahky.gov for more information, or call the city of Paducah Engineering-Public Works Department at 270-444-8567.

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