Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for the Spring Cleanup Campaign. The people of Sebastian County are making plans this month to pick up litter, tackle illegal dumps and do whatever else it takes to put a shine on Sebastian County, according to County Judge David Hudson. This countywide cleanup campaign is in coordination with the Great American Cleanup.

They are counting on volunteers, young and old, to join in the local efforts for litter prevention, beautification and community improvement. The County Campaign will take place on Saturdays starting April 6 and go through May 11.

"The clean-up campaigns for our County are an important activity to improve our community," says Judge Hudson. "By working together to clean up our properties we all can make a difference and make our community a more beautiful, safer and healthier place to live, work and play." To help reduce mosquito breeding, passenger tires without rims will again be accepted as a part of the Spring cleanup.

As in past cleanup campaigns, dumpsters will be placed in several locations throughout the County in order for County residents to have a convenient place to bring collected trash for safe and legal disposal.

Dumpster schedules and locations are as follows:Saturday, April 6, 7 am-2 pm, at Huntington, Across the street from City HallSaturday, April 6, 7 am-2 pm at Mansfield, Public Works BuildingSaturday, April 13, 7 am-2 pm at Central City, City HallSaturday, April 13, 7 am-2 pm at Lavaca, E. Sebastian Co. Park, Featherhill Rd.Saturday, April 20, 7 am-2 pm at Bonanza, Street Dept. on Hwy 45Saturday, April 20, 7 am-2 pm at Hackett, Across the street from the Fire StationSaturday, April 27, 7 am-2 pm at Hartford Old City Park, Holly & 1st StreetSaturday, April 27, 7 am-2 pm at Midland Intersection, Hwys 45 & 253Saturday, April 27, 7 am-2 pm at Witcherville Park, Highway 71 SouthSaturday, May 4, 7 am-2 pm at Jenny Lind, Jenny Lind Loop & Gate 9 RoadSaturday, May 4, 7 am-2 pm at Milltown, VFD Community BuildingSaturday, May 11, 7 am-2 pm at Greenwood Rural County Road DepartmentMonday-Friday, May 13-17, 7 am-6 pm at Greenwood City, Street Dept., 104 Bell RoadSaturday, May 18, 7 am-2 pm at Greenwood City, Street Dept., 104 Bell Road

The City of Greenwood residents may utilize dumpsters located at the Greenwood City Street Department north of the shop at the Recycle Center, 104 Bell Road, daily from May 11 through May 18 during their week long city-wide clean up. Hours of operation are 7 am to 6 pm from Monday through Friday and 7 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.

Dumpsters will be placed in several locations throughout the County in order for County residents to have a convenient place to bring collected trash for safe and legal disposal.

White goods (appliances, refrigerators, etc.) may be placed in a designated area with the County Road Department disposing of these items on Monday following the cleanup date in your area. Tires will be accepted as a part of this cleanup campaign, to be placed in a designated area for special handling. These are being picked up in an effort to reduce mosquito breeding areas in recognition of the West Nile Mosquito Virus issue. Also, there will be a separate trailer for the collection of electronics. Computers, TV’s and VCR’s etc. (e waste) will be accepted with a trailer designated for these items.

Dumpsters will be placed by 7 am on Saturday and are available until 2 pm on the same day or until they are filled. Dumpsters will be picked up by 2 pm in order to be hauled to the landfill and dumped by closing time (3:30 PM).

NOTE: Dumpsters will be staffed at all times to assure that only acceptable wastes are disposed of. The following items are not acceptable in the dumpsters due to Landfill regulations: Yard waste, grass, leaves and brush Used oil Batteries Tires Hazardous or toxic wastes Computers, TV’s or VCR’s Cleaning chemicals Herbicides or pesticides Paints or liquids of any kind Freon containing appliances (The compressor must be removed from any Freon appliance) NOTE: Computers, TV’s or VCR’s "will be accepted" with a trailer designated for these items. NOTE: Tires will be accepted as a part of this cleanup campaign, to be placed in a designated area for special handling.

This cleanup is for residents only and NOT for commercial dumping.

Local volunteers are needed for litter pickups during the scheduled clean-up days. For more information on local events, call the Sebastian County Coordinator at 452 4104 or the County Judge’s office at 783 6139.