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City Clean-Up Week of April 30; Hazardous Waste Collection May 5

The City of Ava has announced its spring Residential Clean-Up will be held the week of April 30-May 4.

This free pick-up is provided to residents of Ava to get rid of items such as chairs, sofas, mattresses, etc.

Tree limbs and brush cut by the homeowner will also be picked up if cut no longer than 48 inches and bundled. Limbs or brush cut by a commercial contractor will not be accepted.

Also not accepted in this clean-up are tires or car parts.

The free collection will be on the city’s east side on Monday and Tuesday, April 30 and May 1, and will move to the West Ward of the city on Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 and 3. Collections will be completed on Friday, May 4.

Items to be picked up by the city should be placed at the curb on the designated days. There will be no call-backs.

Household garbage normally collected by the city sanitation service will not be picked up with this collection. The Sanitation Department will run its regular routes on schedule.

The South Central Solid Waste Management District will hold a free collection of household hazardous items here on Saturday, May 5.

Hazardous materials can be dropped off at the County Shed on Highway FF just east of town. Items accepted there will include paint, including latex, oil based and aerosol cans; used motor oil and antifreeze; batteries of all types including rechargeable, vehicle and button.

Also accepted will be pesticides and herbicides.

This collection is for households only – no businesses. No containers larger than five gallons will be accepted.

Also accepted at this collection site will be old computers, microwaves and old televisions.

This collection is open to households in the seven counties of the Solid Waste Management District, including Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas and Wright.

If you have large quantities to dispose of, call ahead at 417-932-5345.

The collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Other similar collections will be held as follows:

April 21, West Plains, at the City Transfer Station on Goodhard Drive; April 28 at Summersville on the square in front of City Hall; May 12 at Winona on the square by City Hall; and May 19 at Mtn. Grove, a the city maintenance shed off Highway 95.

Saturday, April 28 is also National Drug Take Back Day, when you can dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed or out of date.

These drugs can be dropped off at the parking lot of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 28.