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Port Orchard says it wants your garbage

The City of Port Orchard and Waste Management, Inc., have scheduled the annual Fall Clean Up for the week of Oct. 8. During this week, city residents are provided a means to have mattresses, furniture and assorted junk disposed of at a reduced cost and hauled to the landfill by the city.

As in previous years, the residents will have to pay for the disposal of large items prior to pickup.

Residents can pay for the disposal of the large items at City Hall, and place the aticles on the street curb with their regular garbage pickup.

The city will not carry the items from private property.

There is no charge for the collection and disposal of smaller items.

All garbage must be bagged or easily movable. The total volume of the collection must fit into a six by six feet and four feet in height. If garbage does not comply with the requirements, the city will not pick it up and it will not be allowed to remain in the yard or street.

Yard waste will be hauled for free, but must be bundled in lengths less than eight feet.

No hazardous wastes, construction debris, paint cans or car parts will be collected.

The program is limited to those customers in the Port Orchard city limits. The items will be collected on the customersÂ’ normal collection days.

The program does not apply to commercial accounts or apartment complexes.

For more information on a specific item, visit www.cityofportorchard.us or call Public Works at (360) 876-4991.

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