The City of Altus announced it hired two contractors to clean up bulk trash at the Nov. 21 City Council meeting to begin their work the following Monday.
According to the City of Altus, contractors have cleaned alleys south of Broadway and west of Main Street and are continuing to the area south of Broadway and east of Main Street.
The Altus Code of Ordinances only allows for the collection of furniture, appliances and bathroom fixtures for bulk trash service from a residence. Other items are not allowed for bulk trash pickup service including trees and tree limbs, vehicles and playground equipment.
Trees and tree limbs can be placed weekly into the dumpster if cut into lengths of 3 feet or less while leaving room for others to use dumpsters. For amounts too large to leave room in the dumpster, the City of Altus requests that homeowners place a few limbs each week until gone.
In an effort to help citizens with their bulk trash, the city has waived the 1,500-pound limit at the city landfill. Residents can dispose of an unlimited amount with a valid ID and a city utility bill to verify residency in the continuing effort to prevent dumping from outside of city limits.
City Manager Janice Cain said city workers will monitor those neighborhoods that have received bulk trash service from the city’s contractors to determine how quickly bulk trash accumulates.
The City of Altus has asked citizens to be observant of their neighborhoods and report any violations to Code Enforcement at 580-481-2263.
For more information contact the City Manager’s office at 580-481-2202.