Nearly 100 Years Later: Algoma Continues City-Wide Clean-Up

 In Community

On April 21, 1920, it was so proclaimed by then Mayor James H. McGowan, that April 26-May 1 would be Clean-Up Week here in Algoma. (View the newspaper clipping here).  Nearly 100 years later, we are pretty close to being on schedule as the Algoma City-Wide Clean-Up is scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2018.

Edited to add: City-wide Clean-up Announcement: Help Algoma put our best foot forward for the Art of Water Opening Event

Due to the Art of Water Opening Event on Friday, May 4, 2018, residents and businesses in the downtown area are being asked to wait until Saturday, May 5, 2018 to put items curbside for the city-wide clean-up. This could cover from 4thStreet to the lakeshore since many of the businesses participating in the event are located in this area.

Originally there was not to be a spring clean-up this year.  The DPW checked available dates with the waste hauler and May 7 is the only time that would work for this spring.

Thank you all for your cooperation and for helping Algoma look is best for our visitors coming to town for the Art of Water Opening.

Here is what Algoma city residents need to know:

  • Items may be placed curbside beginning Thursday, May 3, 2018, but no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018.
  • Only one pass will be made through the city.
  • All rubbish and refuse must be bagged or boxed, weigh no more than 50 pounds, and be placed on the curb.  Nothing will be picked up in alleys or on personal property.
  • Place large items such as furniture in a separate pile.  Carpeting must be cut, rolled, and tied in pieces no longer than 4′.
  • White goods (stoves, washers), and scrap metal should be placed in a separate pile, with pipes and other metal pieces not to exceed 4′.
  • Freon units must have the freon reclaimed and be properly tagged.
  • For residents with regular trash/recycling pick-up on Monday, place items curbside separate from the other materials.

What will NOT be picked up:

  • Hazardous waste including electronics (TVs, microwaves, computers), bulbs, ballasts, sharps, pharma waste, tires, paint (unless dried & hardened), poison, bricks, stones, concrete & construction debris. See below for disposal options on some of these items.
  • Lawn debris, leaves, and grass.  These items can be taken to the compost pile behind the City Garage.

View the complete 2018 Algoma City-Wide Clean-Up information sheet here.

Lamp and Computer Recycling
Algoma Utilities coordinates a hazardous and recyclable materials recycling day so items such as fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, batteries and computer components can be disposed of in an efficient and safe manner. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, has been set as the recycling day for 2018. This will be the only date in 2018.

Algoma Utilities customers may bring fluorescent lamps/bulbs, ballasts and computer components (monitors, CPUs and keyboards) to the Algoma Utilities office from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on May 8, 2018

All bulbs and ballasts must be boxed, closed and taped to secure the materials. Quantities must be written on the outside of the box. Please have the terminals taped on all batteries. Algoma Utilities reserves the right to deny acceptance of any material. Customers will be charged a disposal fee for the materials they bring in to be recycled. Prices are subject to change.

View the Recycling Costs here. For questions please contact Algoma Utilities at (920) 487-5556.

Electronics, Appliances, and All Things Metal
The Knights of Columbus will hold an Electronics Recycling event to help support the Algoma School District DI program on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Algoma City Garage, 1520 Jefferson St.

For free you can drop off the following items:
Computer towers, laptops, cell phones, servers, wire & cabling, keyboards/mouse, copiers/printers/fax machines, phone systems, DVD/VCR/Stereos/CD Players, rechargeable batteries, washers, dryers & stoves, household appliances big & small, anything metal.

Items for a fee:
Monitors ($10), TVs ($15), TVs over 30″ and console TVs ($30), Freon units ($5)

FTS Technology Group, 311 Steele St. Algoma has agreed to be a drop-off point for computer towers and servers only (no monitors please). For just $34.29, FTS will securely wipe your data before turning over your old system.

This event is open to all and will happen rain or shine.

For questions please contact Mike Guilette at (920) 365-1031.


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