TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The city of Terre Haute held their biannual clean up on Saturday to help get trash off the streets.
The event includes a drop off area for residents to bring large items that are too big for the weekly trash routes. The clean-up has run for 30 years and takes place in both spring and fall as part of an effort to enhance the downtown area.
Jim Schneider is the director of code enforcement for the THPD, and he says that residents don’t have to worry if they missed out on Saturday.
“It gives the taxpayer an opportunity to get rid of a lot of junk on their property. They have the opportunity to call 311 and put in a request for a large item pickup any day throughout the year. We take them up once a week., typically Wednesday or Thursday,” said Schneider.
Schneider also added that something like this wouldn’t be possible without the help of the volunteers at this event.
“This event gets made so much easier because of the people and companies that volunteer their time and equipment to help make these things run smoother. It’s good to know that there are people that are still willing to help this community out any way they can,” added Schneider.
Officials say that calls have to be made before trash pickup comes each week to have these large items picked up.