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Community clean up changes location

Tree and shrub trimming, old scrap appliances and metal scraps now can be disposed at the Pueblo West Public Works Compound, 280 E. McCulloch Blvd.

The annual Pueblo West Community Clean-up is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28.

The event site has moved this year to the Pueblo West Public Works Compound, which is about one mile northeast of the Pueblo West Metropolitan District Office.

Participants must pre-purchase tickets to dispose of waste at the clean-up.

Tickets for a level pick-up truck load are $15 each, with a limit of two tickets per household.

A photo ID indicating Pueblo West residency is required to purchase tickets.

A limited number of seniors and disabled residents, without any means of delivery, may request curbside pick-up assistance by signing up when tickets are purchased, no later than Sept. 26.

Tickets are on sale now at the following locations:

· Pueblo West Metropolitan District Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed for lunch, 109 E. Industrial Boulevard at Aspen Ski Way

· Pueblo City-County Health Department, 101 W. 9th Street, 2nd floor Environmental Health Division office, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday–Friday

Residents can dispose of tree and shrub trimmings cut six feet or less, old scrap appliances (no freon) and metal, passenger tires (limit 12 tires with additional fee of $2 per tire), scrap lumber, couches, chairs, mattresses and old furniture.

Yard waste, such as leaves, weeds, mulch and cut grass must be bagged.

Here’s what’s not accepted at this event:

• Household trash, food and packaging garbage, hazardous waste, liquids, TVs, computers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, stumps or cement/concrete waste.

This event is coordinated by the Pueblo City-County Health Department, with support from Pueblo County Commissioners, Pueblo West Metro District and the Pueblo West Women’s League.

Volunteering at the event is being coordinated by the Pueblo West Women’s League, to volunteer call 547-0694.

Parents must accompany any volunteers under 18 years.

Call the Health Department’s Environmental Coordinator Program for more event information at 583-4309.

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