City-wide clean-up coming 2013.07.24

If it didn’t sell on garage sale weekend, there’s still a way to get rid of it. Place it at the curb by 7 a.m. Saturday. That’s the day for Morenci’s city-wide rubbish collection.

Modern Waste has some regulations in place for the event. Items should be limited in size and weight to something that two people can handle. Limbs, boards, etc. should be cut into four-foot lengths.

Plaster and other loose items should be placed in a container that will hold up while it is loaded. 

Several items will not be collected, such as vehicle tires, televisions and cement blocks. See an advertisement on page 4 of this week’s Observer for details.

The annual collection is for Morenci residents only. A penalty will be charged if rubbish from outside the city is found being brought inside the city limits.

SALVATION ARMY—Questions have been asked at city hall about the large amount of items on the ground on the north side of the former recycling center.

City administrator/clerk Renée Schroeder said a representative from the Salvation Army asked if a truck could be left on the site to collect goods that weren’t sold at garage sales. It was successful in other communities, she was told.

The truck filled quickly, but people continued to drop off items. She was told that the Salvation Army intended to return Monday to get another load, but then lost interest after the rain.

One resident who was disappointed by the result later took some solace in discovering that most of what she thought she was donating to the Salvation Army was taken by others, so she did end up donating her left-overs.

If the organization requests another collection in Morenci, Schroeder would like them to have personnel on the scene.