Spring Clean Up Season Starts Soon: What You Need To Know
As the weather warms up, and folks emerge from their winter hibernation of sorts, one of the first things people tend to do in the Springtime season is a bit of a clean-up of the space around them. Both inside spaces that have been well lived in through the cold winter months, and outside spaces that are finally bare of all that snow can benefit from a good sprucing up. And when you're starting to think about those clean-up projects, there are some good things to know, so you can game-plan and make the most out of your time tidying up.
Spring Clean-Up Collections:
If you live in a town that offers a Spring Clean up pick-up, where the Public Works Department will actually come to your house and pick up the piles of yard debris, sticks, leaves, and also trash, and bulky items, take advantage of this service. It's good to know when those pickups will be happening, and just what's allowed.
In Bangor, the collection of yard debris will start May 1st, according to the City's website.
"Please collect your waste and place it at your curb no later than 6:30 am on May 1, 2023. Please pile your waste parallel to the road, but not in the road, avoid low-hanging wires, and don’t stack it around your household trash bin. Lumber, boards, and demolition debris will not be picked up."
In Brewer, the collection of yard debris will start May 2nd, according to the City's website.
"Curbside collection of brush, leaves, and metals starts Monday, May 8, 2023, starting north end towards Eddington and working south towards the Orrington end of the City. The Brewer landfill will be open to Brewer Residents from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2023, through Saturday, May 6, 2023. During this time, we will be accepting any materials allowable at the landfill. Please note: Regular disposal area fees will be charged on all items."
In Old Town, their Annual Curbside Spring Clean-Up will be in June. According to Old Town's website, June 5th and June 12th will be the dates Public Works Crews will make their way from house to house, collecting appliances, bulky furniture, and other household items.
Other Opportunities To Dispose Of Or Recycle Your Stuff:
Now, if you're looking to get rid of things other than yard waste, there are other ways to do that.
For instance, if you have electronic waste, you have till April 28th to take part in the Challenger Learning Center's Ewaste Recycling Event.
If you have any household items or building materials that are still useful, Habitat For Humanity of Greater Bangor would love to take those off your plate. They have a special Restock the ReStore event taking place on April 22nd to do just that. Check out those details here.
If you're unsure what to do with your old stuff, but you think it needs to be thrown out, you can always reach out to our local trash removal company and landfill to double-check.
Ways To Help:
If you want to help in the effort to make the space around you a little more beautiful, you can also volunteer to help with things like the Downtown Bangor Spring Clean Up & Earth Day Celebrations, which are scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, April 22nd.
In Orono next month, there will be a Street & Stream Clean Up on May 20th.
Hopefully, with a little pre-planning, you'll be able to make the most out of this year's Spring Clean-Up season.
Good luck out there!