Due to a 50 percent decline in materials picked up during the City of Rolla’s semi-annual Citywide Clean-Up traditionally held the first Saturday in April and October, the City’s Environmental Services Department will now offer the clean-up once a year in April.
The recommendation made to the Rolla City Council by Brady Wilson, Director of Environmental Services, to cut the clean-ups back to once a year was approved by the City Council at the Feb. 5 City Council meeting. “Cutting the citywide clean-ups back to once a year will save the City about $7,000 in labor, fuel and tipping fees,” said Wilson. “We were seeing the biggest decline in the amount of materials collected during the October clean-up, so we chose the April clean-up, which is when many households do their spring cleaning.”
The year-round service for the disposal of large items, however, will continue to be offered through the department for a nominal fee. Individuals may also dispose of items at the Phelps County Transfer Station for a small fee. The Transfer Station is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., and may be contacted by calling 364-8771.
The next Citywide Clean-Up will be held on Saturday, April 6. We simply ask that items be placed to the curb by 6 a.m. Common acceptable items include furniture, beds, toys, microwaves, and televisions, boxed or bagged trash. Unacceptable items include major appliances, construction or demolition debris, loose trash, and brush/yard waste. Loose items should be placed in boxes or bags and small pieces of lumber should be bundled.
We ask that you do not place your roll-out container to the curb, because during this special clean-up it will not be emptied. If you have any questions, please call the Environmental Services Department at 364-6693.