Franklin, it’s time for fall cleaning

Published 1:37 pm Saturday, October 3, 2015

Franklin Fall Amnesty week will take place starting Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 a.m., and will last until Friday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. These days are to help owners and tenants within the city unload accumulations of trash, junk and debris.

“This is an opportunity to give people assistance in a fall cleaning,” Director of Public Works Russ Pace said.

The public works department is asking that anyone who is placing items on the curb to please be mindful of obstructions – parked vehicles, power poles, overhead utility links, mailboxes, fire hydrants, signs, trees or hedges or any fixed object.

No demolition debris, trees over six inches in diameter, lot clearing materials, paint or other hazardous materials will be picked up and removed. If you are planning on having trees picked up, they must be cut into four-foot lengths.

“We pick up the same types of things we normally pick up, except there aren’t limits on them,” Pace continued. “The only thing we will pick up that we don’t normally do is tires and we will not pick up piles of wood, just two or three pieces.”

Any items placed at the curb for removal should be left in neat piles that are adjacent to the street.

If you have any questions, please contact the Franklin Public Works Department at 562-8564.