BANGOR — The city of Bangor will be helping residents with their spring cleaning.
Bangor Public Works is open for people to drop off their organic waste Monday through Friday.
Residents can drop off branches, brush, plants, weeds and leaves at the yard once they obtain a free permit. All they need is a car registration.
“If they don’t have the ability to remove branches and stuff from their yards, we will be driving around with trucks and picking those branches up starting on April 26,” said Bangor Public Works Director Aaron Huotari.
He added public workers won’t pick up leaves and they won’t grab any lumber if it’s mixed in with the waste.
Residents are asked to please collect waste and place it at the curb no later than 6:30 a.m on April 26.
Also, people can leave scrap metals for the free roadside pick-up service.
“I think it’s a valuable service to the residents of Bangor. No. 1, we want a great-looking city. Even though we are a largely rural environment, not everybody has a pickup truck to take care of their stuff,” Huotari said.
“It’s important to the residents of Bangor and they express that importance to their counselors,” he said.
He also said public works won’t pick up televisions, monitors, computers, light bulbs and other electronics roadside or accept it in their yards.
“We don’t want anything that has gasoline or diesel fuel or oil in it. We definitely don’t want electronics. Those need to be recycled properly,” he said.
Residents also can dispose of such items at the Pine Tree Facility but that will come with a cost.