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There are specific guidelines for this year's clean-up on April 12-13 and April 19-20

(Image is Clickable Link) DAN DELUCA - The city has set specific guidelines for this year's spring clean-up.

Molalla has initiated some new rules into its spring clean-up. This year, the annual free clean-ups will be held on Thursdays and Fridays for two weekends for residential customers inside city limits only. The weekends are April 12-13 and April 19-20.

Those participating must use gray recycle carts filled with 65 pounds or less in each container. Garbage must be bagged with piles not to exceed six feet in height, length and width. Larger items will be charged and billed to customers. Yard debris trimmings must be four feet tied in bundles weighing up to 25 pounds or unbundled in piles three feet by four feet. Grass and small trimmings are acceptable in suitable containers containing as much as 65 pounds.

The clean-up is limited to two mattresses per address, more than two will cost $20 per set. No animal waste will be accepted. Bundle magazines and newspapers or bag and place at curbside.

Don't put any recycling in plastic bags. Glass bottles and jars should be clean and separated by color—clear, green and brown types. Labels and lids don't have to be removed, but no window, Pyrex or china types will be accepted.

All non-aluminum parts should be removed from the item and flattened, while foil, TV dinner trays, pop tops and out of state cans also are acceptable. Clean and remove the tops and bottoms of tin cans and flatten them. Two gallons of motor oil and other auto lubricants are also acceptable if poured into an unbreakable container with a screw top.

Cardboard must be flattened and can be tied with brown paper bags into a neat bundle. But no wax coated cardboard will be accepted.

Each address can set out no more than four tires without rims at the curb. No tractor tires will be accepted. Residents can place kitchen appliances smaller than a stove at curbside, but are limited to two per home. Bicycle and tricycles are accepted while metal swing set equipment and barbeque sets must be broken into manageable bundles.

The city also offers a list of items that AREN'T accepted in the curbside pickup, but can be easily disposed.

The following items can be taken to Metro at its Oregon City location, 2001 Washington St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or call them at 503-234-3000, or check the web site at www.oregonmetro.gov, garbage and recycling and follow the guide to Hazardous Waste.

Metro accepts paint and hazardous materials as well as thinners and solvents, batteries, household cleaners and disinfectants, propane tanks and bottles, art and hobby chemicals and minerals, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers and poisons, pool and spa chemicals, antifreeze and other automotive fluids, aerosol spray products, medical syringes, needles, lancets, mercury or mercury containing items and compact fluorescent light bulbs, tubes and ballasts.

Unwanted human and pet medications should be dropped off at the Molalla Police Department at 117 North Molalla Ave.

Call Molalla Sanitary Service for a price quote and to schedule a pick up for items larger than a kitchen stove and other large items from cars, appliances, and other large miscellaneous items.

Recycle computers, laptops, monitors and TVs for free through Oregon E-Cycles at the Goodwill donation site at Bi-Mart at 514 Main St. from 9a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more information, call Goodwill at 503-233-6589.

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