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Hope Star - Hope, AR
  • City cleanup set Saturday

  • Pay no attention to the weatherman; it's spring, right? So, get rid of all that junk Saturday that has been staring you in the face all winter.
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  • Pay no attention to the weatherman; it's spring, right? So, get rid of all that junk Saturday that has been staring you in the face all winter. The City of Hope will be glad to help out Saturday beginning at 7 a.m., until whenever the last truckload of junk can make it to the City landfill, City Manager Catherine Cook said. “We will only pick up those lovely things we have always picked up; we will not pick up regular household garbage,” Cook said. Those “lovely things” include just about anything that City crews can handle with sanity and practicality, she said. “There are things that we can't pickup; boats, pianos, no,” Cook said. “However, you can carry them to the City landfill on your own.” Cook said City crews will not remove any tree limbs or brush during the cleanup. Demolition debris is also a no-no. “If you want to get rid of demolition debris, you can carry that to the landfill on your own, and the landfill will accept that for that day,” she said. Cook said City crews will traverse regular cleanup routes throughout Hope during the day, but residents can help speed things along by calling the Hope Public Works Department at 777-8644 to let them know of specific addresses, and what to expect. Calls on Saturday will be accepted from 7 a.m. until noon. “If you call that number beforehand, we can put you on the list,” Cook said.

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