City Beautiful Commission plans spring clean-up campaign
The annual clean-up, fix-up campaign of the Union City City Beautiful Commission will start Friday and run through May 23.
Residents are being encouraged to take pride in the city by cleaning out their sheds, attics and carports and getting their properties free of refuse.
Campaign chairman Margie Smith said this is the perfect opportunity for residents to get rid of their unwanted items which have been allowed to accumulate in their homes and the best time to beautify their lawns by removing unsightly junk.
“They need to just get rid of anything lying around the place that is not serving a useful purpose or is not needed anymore,” she said.
Five large dumpsters will be placed throughout the city for residents to use to dump their trash and junk. They will be located at the former Reelfoot Packing Company lot, the National Guard armory, behind Save-A-Lot grocery, behind the old Brown Shoe plant and at the old county garage site on Jackson Street just down the street from The Messenger.
The dumpsters are available for city residents to use to dump large items, but residents may also place their items at the curb in front of their houses for pick-up by the Union City Public Works Department. For pick-up service, call 885-9601. Public works employees will work all three Saturdays in order to help get everything picked up in a timely manner.
Residents who have limbs and other organic debris to be picked up should make sure the items are separated from the other items to be disposed of during the clean-up campaign. For limb pick-up, call Barker Brothers at 885-5528.
Residents should not dispose of tires, paint or any harmful chemicals in the dumpsters or trash during this pick-up campaign. They will have an opportunity to dispose of those items during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day May 31 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Obion County Recycle Center.
Mrs. Smith said she would like to thank everyone in advance for their efforts in making Union City a beautiful place to live.
Published in The Messenger 4.30.08