The City of Jackson is holding an event to help residents with spring cleaning. The City Cleanup Day event is happening Saturday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Department of Public Works (DPW) Operations Center near Downtown Jackson. The event is free and open to all City residents.
Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles and drive through the drop off zones, entering using the intersection of Water and Morrell streets, and exiting using Franklin Street. Yard waste, such as grass clippings and brush are accepted, along with general household trash like boxes and furniture. The following is a list of items that WILL NOT be accepted: Batteries, tires, kitchen garbage, paint, liquid waste, appliances that contain or have contained freon, all hazardous waste, electronics, motor oil.
Staff working the events will check bags to make sure they do not contain prohibited items. Because these events are funded by the City, they are only open to City of Jackson residents.
City Public Information Officer Aaron Dimick says the DPW hosted three successful cleanup events last year. “Those three cleanups got a big response from residents, which is why we’re continuing the free service this year,” Dimick said. “Events like these help residents make sure properties look their best, and we appreciate their assistance.”
The DPW Operations Center is located at 521 Water St. Updates about the cleanup event will be posted on the City’s Facebook page and website.