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Morgan County districts planning spring cleanup

By Sheryl Marsh · 340-2437

It is the time of year when citizens begin spring cleaning in Morgan County, and county shops are giving residents two weeks to rid their homes of castaways.

The regular cleanup for district shops, except District 1 and 4, will be April 23-28. District 2 Commissioner Ken Livingston will open his shop a week early, from April 16-20. District 4 Commissioner Stacy George will extend the cleanup period from April 30 to May 4.

“They decided to do this to give people in their districts extra time to clean up,” said Ricky Brooks, environmental services manager.

The District 1 shop opens April 28 only for the cleanup because of its proximity to the Decatur-Morgan County Landfill.

District 3 will open from April 23 to 26 and will be closed April 27. The shop will open April 28 for five hours, Brooks explained.

During the designated dates, residents may take discarded items to the county shop in the district where they live. Remember, schedules for Districts 1 and 3 vary from the others.

In addition to the county shops, residents may take unwanted items to the landfill April 28.

You must present proof of residency. There will be no charge.

Unacceptable items include shingles, tires, household garbage, lumber and hazardous chemicals. Adopt-A-Mile participants will be out cleaning litter from roadways.

“We expect a big year and we hope that people get out and get the roadsides cleaned up,” Brooks said. Adopt-A-Milers will be out, and we need more people to help.

Bags may be picked up at district shops or at town halls at Trinity, Falkville, Priceville, Eva and Somerville.

“We invite everybody to go by and pick up bags and get out and help us have a good spring cleanup,” said Brooks. “Litter is a never-ending thing.”

Morgan County cleanup

  • District 1 : April 28 from 7 a.m. until noon.

  • District 2: April 16-20 from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; April 23-27 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and April 28 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • District 3: April 23-27 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • District 4: April 23-27 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.; April 28 from 7 a.m. to noon; and April 30 to May 4 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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