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Time for Parkites to throw away the big stuff (nothing hazardous, please)

Got some junk around the house and not enough room for it in the trash can?

City Hall later in May will accept virtually any kind of throwaway stuff a Parkite might have as part of the annual Clean Up program. Officials will set out Dumpsters in locations across Park City between May 20 and May 24, allowing people to deposit unwanted items.

Pace Erickson, who directs operations for the Public Works Department, said crews will start moving the Dumpsters into place on May 20 and anticipated having all of them set out by the next day.

"It’s really easy. It’s easy for residents," Erickson said.

Parkites traditionally throw away items like mattresses, old furniture and bed frames during the Clean Up program, he said.

The items that are left in the Dumpsters are taken to the Three Mile Canyon landfill.

Erickson said officials want people to ensure the items they intend to bring to a Dumpster cannot be recycled. If they can be recycled, City Hall prefers that they not be put into a Dumpster, saying in a prepared statement, "take a moment and consider whether an item could be reused or recycled before tossing it in the dumpster."

Erickson encouraged people to contact the Recycling Center to find out if an item may be recycled.

City Hall prohibits people from leaving hazardous materials in the Dumpsters. Computers are also prohibited since their insides include hazardous materials.

Contractors are forbidden to leave construction waste in the Dumpsters. In past years the Dumpsters were left out for a full week, but Erickson said contractors sometimes would fill them with construction waste within a few days.

The Dumpsters will be identifiable by large red and white banners. They will be placed in the following locations:

  • Creekside Park behind the Holiday Ranch Loop Road fire station
  • Meadows Drive across from the Park Meadows Country Club clubhouse
  • Rotary Park
  • Prospector Park
  • the Lot G parking lot on Prospector Avenue
  • the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park parking lots
  • the west side of the skateboard park in City Park
  • the Sandridge parking lot

    There will not be Dumpsters outside the Public Works Building or the Racquet Club this year due to construction at each of the sites.

    For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 615-5301.

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