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City Corner
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 13, 2013

It is time to clean up for Spring around Mason, and next week the City is trying to help by providing free dumping at the Landfill for any residents who would like to bring trash in and dispose of it. The landfill will be open all of its regular hours next week, but on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (February 21 thru 23) there will be no charge for anyone bringing regular household trash or yard debris. Our hours at the landfill will be our regular operating hours, opening at 8:00 a.m. each day and closing at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 12:00 noon on Saturday. We will be accepting all of the regular trash such as household garbage, discarded furniture and building supplies, and everything that is not hazardous that you might need to dispose of. We also have separate areas at the landfill to collect bulk materials that we can “recycle” such as metal items as well as brush and yard debris.

At the same time this year we will be collecting used tires at a special trailer located at our Recycle Center at 510 Ave F. This collection will start on Wednesday, February 20 and continue for a full week between 8:00 and 5:00 each day. There will be a charge to help pay for the disposal of these tires of $2.00 for each standard vehicle tire and smaller tires, and for truck and tractor tires the cost will be $5.00 per tire. We will also be collecting batteries for recycling, so be sure and bring these by along with any of the regular items we accept such as newspapers, magazines, cans of every type, milk jugs, glass bottles, all feed sacks, plastic sacks, clear and green plastics and discarded computers and electronics. We have seen a remarkable increase in the public use of our Recycling Center and hope that you will keep us in mind as you clean up around the house this spring, particularly during this next week as we collected used tires to keep our community clean and mosquito free.

All of the City of Mason spring clean-up efforts are available to everyone in the County. We hope you can take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of any used tires and bring most other garbage and debris to the landfill at no charge for these special days. If you have questions, please call the City office, and if you have other ideas or suggestions that might help us improve our community let your elected officials know and we will do what we can to help. Mason is a very special hometown, and with your help we can keep it a clean and attractive place for all of us to live and work.

Your friend and neighbor, Brent Hinckley

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