Denison Annual Cleanup begins Monday


For residents of Denison, spring cleaning starts Monday, the first day of the city’s annual program. During the cleanup, which runs until April 26, city crews will collect an array of bulk trash items from residential solid waste customers on the designated day for that section of the city.

The city will pick up appliances, tires and batteries, but those must be kept separate from all other items. The city will not pick up roofing materials or drywall unless placed in appropriate containers rented from the city.

The project will follow the regularly scheduled brush and limb pickup schedule. There will be no pickup of brush and limbs during the cleanup. Brush and limb pickup will resume in May.

All items must be placed at the front street line of each home by 6:30 a.m. on the day scheduled for that street. No materials should be set out earlier than the weekend preceding the scheduled day. Materials set out too early will be subject to regular curbside charges.

Items should not be placed underneath utility wires, low-lying limbs, on top of gas meters, manholes or water valve boxes. All vehicles and trailers parked by trash piles should be moved so workers have adequate access with large trucks.

The cleanup project is provided for Denison residential sanitation customers only. The city will not pick up any commercial or contractor-generated building, construction, or remodeling materials or debris. The city will also not pick up paint, chemicals or computer monitors.

Residents whose trash is not picked up on the scheduled date should call the Public Works office at 903-465-2720, extension 2451, no later than noon the day following the scheduled pickup. If a failure to pick up the trash is not reported, all materials are subject to the standard rate of $20 per cubic yard. Beginning April 29, the city will resume charging for special curbside pick ups.

Find a map with the date for each section’s scheduled collection on page A7 of this edition.