Battle Creek’s annual fall cleanup will take place next week for area residents. This cleanup period allows residents to place at the curb, on their regular trash/recycling pickup day, up to 10 cubic yards of construction waste. It will be picked up by Waste Management, the city’s trash and recycling hauler, at no extra charge. 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 per item/bundle.  Yard waste pickup at the curb continues through November 30th.

The following will not be accepted:

Freon-containing appliances (including refrigerators and freezers), treated lumber, auto parts and engines, tires, oil and other vehicle liquids, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, oil-based paints, solvents, pesticides and herbicides, concrete, tree stumps, iron or steel cast iron bathtubs, or medical waste.

Latex paint may be dried out and thrown away with your regular trash. Please be sure the paint is completely dry, with the lid off before disposal. Adding cat litter or sand can help speed up the process. Mattress bags are available at no cost at City Hall (10 N. Division St.), and the Department of Public Works (150 S. Kendall St.).

Go to the Battle Creek city website for more information.