Spring cleanup will not include electronics

By CANDY NEAL
cneal@dcherald.com

HUNTINGBURG — The city’s spring cleanup days have been set for April 8, 9 and 10.

However, electronics will not be collected.

The Huntingburg Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Thursday morning to not take electronics at the cleanup and approved the price list for items that will be collected.

Residents can dispose of unwanted electronics at the Dubois County Solid Waste District’s process center, 1103 S. County Road 350 West.

In the past, collected electronic items were taken to Jasper Salvage and there was a charge for the disposal. Right before last fall’s cleanup days, Street Superintendent Jason Stamm was told that the salvage company no longer accepted the items.

Since it had already advertised, “we couldn’t say we weren’t taking electronics,” he told the board. “It was too late in the game.”

The electronics were collected and taken to a location in Evansville. That cost the city more than in the past, because the disposal charges were more there and workers had to drive the items there, which also costs, Stamm explained.

Spring Cleanup Days will be held at the limb yard collection site, 1103 E. First St., Huntingburg. The hours of operation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.

Disposal costs are: $5 per car, $10 per truck, $10 per trailer that is shorter than 8 feet and $20 per trailer that is 8 feet or longer. Other fees are: $5 for vehicle tires on rims, $4 for vehicle tires without rims, $10 for large truck and tractor tires over 15 inches, $10 or mattresses and upholstered chairs, and $15 for couches.

There will also be a $1 fee for each trash bag that is left for disposal. Small loose items, which are items that are smaller than 18 inches, must be placed in a trash bag to be accepted.

The board also:

• Heard from Mayor Steve Schwinghamer that he and Director of Community Development Rachel Steckler talked to downtown merchants about their concerns pertaining to deliveries, the speed and traffic on Fourth Street. The merchants came up with suggested solutions that he and Steckler are looking into, he said.

• Agreed to solicit bids for three road projects: Washington Street from Fourth to Sixth streets, Fifth Street from Washington to U.S. 231 and Jackson Street from Sixth to Eighth streets. Bids will be opened on March 29 and considered for approval at the board’s April 8 meeting. The bulk of the cost for the projects will be covered by Community Crossings grant funding.

• Thanked street department crews for their work to clear roads during February snow and ice events.




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