(ORLEANS) – Orleans residents are being reminded that although the Street Department is not picking up large items discard during this particular time, a large dumpster is available at the Orleans Town Garage complex Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents are strongly encouraged to bring any unwanted or small junk type items they want to dispose of and place them in the dumpster.
Residents are also being encouraged to take some time to help clean up, fix up, paint up, and spruce up Orleans for the fall and winter months ahead. All lawns and lots in town should be mowed off and trash items and other debris picked up.
Street Department employees will continue curbside yard waste pick up for the town’s citizens as a courtesy in keeping the Orleans community clean and beautiful. The town has designated each Tuesday of the month as yard waste collection day.
The Town Crew will collect yard waste (grass clippings, small twigs, garden waste, shrubbery trimmings etc.) which is placed at the curb provided they are a marked container of sorts that do not weigh more than 50 pounds. Yard waste should be kept separated from regular household trash.
Small tree limbs and branches will be collected at curbside if they are reasonably stacked with the base pointing toward the street and if they have been cut into four-foot lengths and not larger than 4 inches in diameter.
Larger tree limbs, tree stumps, and tree trunks will NOT be collected. Residents may take those type of items anytime to the town lake area and place them on the brush pile located there.