Cortez spring clean-up is underway this week

The city of Cortez will once again be hosting a Spring Clean-Up Week, running through Saturday, April 28.

Cortez residents may leave unwanted items on their curb to be picked up by garbage collectors on regular collection days.

Residents are encouraged to place loose items in a container such as bag or box. Regular garbage should be placed in dumpsters or polycarts separate from clean up week items.

Unwanted tree limbs and electronic items must be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday April 28 at the Bicycle Motocross Track, 1415 East Empire Street. Tree limbs will be chipped for free there, while a $2 fee will be charged to recycle computer monitors or televisions.

Belt Salvage will also have containers available at the site Saturday for scrap metal collection.

Items that will not be accepted include: Tires, refrigerators, freezers, paint/chemicals/oil, asbestos, barrels with liquid inside, hazardous waste.

For more information, contact the City Service Center at 565-7320.

Dolores cleanup

The 2012 Dolores Town Cleanup will be May 7 and 8.

On Monday, May 7, materials will be picked up on the west side of town, 1st through 9th streets, and on Tuesday, May 8, materials will be picked up on the east side of town, 10th through 21st streets.

Items must be left on the curb in front of your house. Limbs should be cut no longer than 8 feet and items should be sorted. These items will not be accepted: tires, electronics, refrigerators, paint, chemicals, oil, asbestos, liquid, hazardous waste, construction debris, household trash or batteries.

Call Town Hall for more information at 882-7720.