Large Item Collection in Beatrice Surpasses Last Year’s Levels

BEATRICE – The three-day Beatrice Clean City Week pick-up wasn’t the largest ever, but preliminary figures indicate it might make the top five.

:07                  “nine-61”

Mayor Stan Wirth says preliminary numbers received from Street Superintendent Jason Moore indicated a lot of old mattresses were discarded near a roll-off site, set up at 1st and Ella.

:16                  “has been removed”

The city-wide large-item pick-up campaign had street crews and public works employees using loaders and dump trucks to haul away eligible items left at curbside, canvassing different sections of the city over the three days.

Mayor Wirth says about 100 truckloads of material was hauled away….up about 26 loads from last year.  Employees worked at least ten-hour days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and the campaign wrapped up at about six p.m., Wednesday.

:11                  “nice increase”

There was some difficulty with setting ordinary garbage out this year, along with some mattresses and tires, at curbside.  Still, Wirth says it was a successful campaign.

:08                  “really like it”

The project gives residents a chance to do a little spring cleaning.  Last year, the overall cost of the clean-up was just short of $13,000.  This was the third year the city used a three-day schedule, rather than the entire week.

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