The City of Battle Creek is giving residents a chance to get a lot of cleaning done at once.  Here are the details from the city's press release:

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — For City of Battle Creek residents only, spring cleanup will take place next week — Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8.

This cleanup period allows residents to place up to 10 cubic yards of waste at the curb to be picked up by Waste Management, at no extra charge. Residents should place their items at the curb on their regular trash pickup days.

All materials must be contained or, when appropriate (carpet and/or boards), must be bundled into four-foot lengths and securely tied. Items set out may not weigh more than 50 pounds.

Hazardous waste and treated lumber will not be accepted. However, from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, May 2, all Calhoun County residents may drop off household hazardous waste in the Toeller Building parking lot, 190 E. Michigan Ave. In addition, a free electronics and Styrofoam collection will be held on Saturday, May 16 at the city’s Department of Public Works building, 150 South Kendall St. from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information on those events, visit calhouncountyrecycling.com.

Yard waste pickup by Waste Management continues through Dec. 4. On their usual trash pickup days, residents can place yard waste in specially-marked bins; paper, biodegradable bags; or tied into four-foot bundles. As with the spring cleanup items, none of those may weigh more than 50 pounds.

See the city’s website, www.battlecreekmi.gov, for more information about the city’s environmental services. Under the City Government tab, click Departments, Public Works, and Environmental Services.