Take advantage of spring cleanup campaign

Published 1:21 pm Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Windsor Town Council has determined that the next spring cleanup campaign will be set for Saturday, May 16, from 7 to 11 a.m. This is one of two special trash pickups done each year.

This season is a great time to clean out the junk in your attic or garage, trim your trees or get rid of items cluttering your yard.

Remember that yard debris must be 3 inches in diameter or less and 4 feet long or less and must be bundled. Also, leaves or other yard trimmings must be bagged. Place all items to be discarded at the street by 7 a.m. The contractor will not enter your driveway or yard to get heavy items such as appliances.

Nothing will be picked up after 11 a.m. since the landfill closes at noon.

Items that will not be picked up: Structural debris such as used lumber, roofing, siding, tires, paints, batteries, gas cylinders, oil, asbestos, animal carcasses and hazardous materials.

If you have household hazardous waste, you can dispose of it free of charge at the Isle of Wight Transfer Station, 13191 Foursquare Road (961-3874), Smithfield, on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Accepted are pesticides, paints, antifreeze, fuels, hobby supplies, insecticides, herbicides, paint thinners and solvents, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, household cleaners and household batteries.

The Transfer Station on Stave Mill Road (242-3597) will take freezers and refrigerators. You may recycle used motor oil at both locations.

Speaking of spring clean up, AVES (All Virginia Environmental Solutions) offers residential recycle collection, and has 64-gallon or 96-gallon toters included with its service. Call 357-9997 for details.