Trash pick-up today but landfill closed

December 24, 2013 • Local News

The city landfill will be closed today in observance of Christmas but the trash pick-up schedule will not change.

The City of Roswell Sanitation Department reminds citizens that they can bring cut Christmas trees to the city landfill to be recycled for wood mulch beginning Thursday. Unlimited free wood and mulch [auth] may be picked up from the landfill at any time during regular hours of operation. The landfill is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Residents are asked by the city to be careful when leaving items out for removal by the Sanitation Department’s grapple trucks, which run weekdays, excluding holidays.

“Within the past few weeks, several items have been left under electrical, cable television and telephone wires, costing the city thousands of dollars to repair the damages,” said Renee Roach, of the city of Roswell.

Tree limbs, grass clipping and other trash items have also been left near gas meters, causing other damage, Roach said.

“The removal of items under wires and near gas meters seriously jeopardizes the safety of not only the grapple truck drivers, but the property owners as well, and can lead to vandalism or greater acts of damage,” Roach said.

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