LINCOLN, Maine — The Public Works Department has scheduled town cleanup week May 10-13, with curbside pickups along all town roads, according to Town Manager Lisa Goodwin.
The department will pick up materials that have been placed roadside and take them to the town transfer station. Private-road residents are encouraged to bring materials to the nearest town or state road for pickup. Items left within the town or state right of way will be picked up, Goodwin said in her Weekly News report.
“It’s a great way to have that large or bulky item picked up curbside and transported to the transfer station at no cost,” department Director David Lloyd said. “During the week we will have three trucks picking up materials.
“Don’t be alarmed that a truck might have just passed your house without stopping. The truck might have been carrying mostly metal, and the material that you placed roadside might be wood debris,” he added. “The truck picking up wood debris will be in your area shortly.”
Residents with large or heavy items should call the Public Works Department in advance to help arrange collections.
The department can be reached at 794-6658 or e-mailed at email@example.com.
Workers are not collecting household trash, Goodwin said. Nor are they collecting refrigerators, air conditioners, tires, dead animals, junk automobiles, cement blocks, bricks, gasoline, oil, antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs, televisions, computer components or fuel tanks.
Public works will collect:
• Swimming pool liners, carpets, tarps, linoleum and insulation, all of which must be cut into 3-foot sections.
• Vinyl siding cut into 3-foot sections.
• Brush and wood debris no larger than 8 inches in diameter and no longer than 4½ feet. It must be free of metal.
Workers will collect one dump truck load of brush per household. One load is a pile 6 feet wide, 10 feet long and 5 feet high, Goodwin said.
Leaves must be in plastic bags. Bags containing excessive amounts of sand will not be accepted. Residents also may use biodegradable leaf bags.
A tentative cleanup schedule has been set:
• Monday, May 10: From the intersection of Transalpine Road and Enfield Road to Evergreen Drive. This area includes all streets in the downtown area.
• Tuesday, May 11: Transalpine Road and the Route 6 area, including all side streets in these areas.
• Wednesday, May 12: Enfield Road and the South Lincoln areas.
• Thursday, May 13: North Lincoln area, including all town roads in that section.
This schedule might change depending on the amount of materials that are placed roadside for cleanup week.