BREWER, Maine — Public Works crews will pick up tree waste and white goods that do not contain freon for residents during May, and residents are being asked to put out items on May 2.
“We’re going to start with the main roads first — coming in North Main, South Main, Wilson Street, State Street, then we’ll start with the residential areas,” Public Works Director David Cote said Tuesday.
Old stoves, washers, dryers and dishwashers will be accepted curbside along with branches and logs, and leaves in biodegradable bags.
Crews will not pick up freon-containing items such as refrigerators or air conditioners, or construction debris, tree stumps, soils, mattresses or furniture, Cote said.
Those items can be dropped off at the city’s landfill, for free May 16-22, except for freon-containing appliances which cost $15 each for disposal, he said.
“It used to be free for the whole month, but this year the free disposal at the landfill is for one week,” Cote said.
To drop off items for free, Brewer residents must first obtain a CDD Landfill Permit at the landfill, 403 Elm St. Call 989-8433 for information.
The landfill will be open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16-22 to accommodate increased residential traffic.
Elderly residents or individuals with physical limitations who need assistance moving their goods can call Cote, at 989-7800, to schedule a pickup.
Information about the cleanup also can be found on Brewer’s website, brewerme.org.