Month-long cleanup planned this May in Sullivan

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SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The City of Sullivan will hold its second annual month-long cleanup effort in May.

The “City Wide Cleanup” was established to encourage citizens to bring authorized items/trash to the City Garage to be properly disposed of free of charge. Dumpsters will be available for use.  

The City’s 2020 month-long cleanup resulted in over 42.4 tons of trash collected with 304 total participating vehicles.  

“Last year, our administration extended our previous weekend cleanup efforts for an entire month,” Mayor Clint Lamb said. “It proved to be extremely successful last year and truly allowed our citizens to take pride in their homes and community as a whole. We expect the same results this year; there is no excuse for not cleaning up.”  

Beginning the first Monday in May, citizens may bring authorized items/trash to the Sullivan City Garage at 317 South Broad Street and place in the available dumpsters. Items will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.  

Participants are required to unload items their own items, and are encouraged to bring help if needed. There will be equipment available to help lift heavy items from vehicles. 

Unauthorized items include construction debris, building materials, paint, tires, ammunition, liquid waste, electronics, hazardous waste, air conditioners and refrigerators. Acceptable bulk items include household furniture, mattresses, large toys, carpeting tied in three-foot bundles and appliances not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs). All liquids/antifreeze must be removed from appliances.  

“We thank Republic services for their continued support in keeping our City clean and for their partnership throughout this month-long initiative,” Lamb said.   

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