The city-wide yard sale will take place April 11-13. On those days, the yard sale permit and free, which is normally required for yard sales, will be waived. Yard sales held during the designated dates will not count toward the maximum of two sales allowed at the same address per calendar year.
City officials stress that yard sale signs must be posted on private property, and not at public right-of-ways or on utility poles, lamp posts, medians or trees. People participating are also reminded to pick up their signs after the yard sale.
The annual Spring Clean-Up Week the week of April 14-18. City officials say that people wanting to participate should simply put waste items out with their regular trash, and all items will be picked up on their regular trash day.
Waste should be separated into five categories: regular trash, including boxed or bagged trash; large items like mattresses and furniture; metal and white goods, like stoves, washers, and dryers; recyclable items; and yard waste like grass clippings and bagged leaves. Organizers add that refrigerators and freezers with compressors can not be picked up unless certification is provided that a licensed technician has recovered the Freon from the item.
Branches and other brush items can be taken during the Clean-Up week to the Solid Waste Transfer Station at 1851 Goodhard Drive during normal business hours and be disposed of for free.
For more information, call the West Plains Sanitiation Department at 417-256-7176.