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City ready to help citizens clean up – City-wide cleanup day scheduled –

If you have old appliances, furniture, mattresses, tires and other old items sitting around the house taking up space then it’s time for you kick-it-up a notch by taking your spring cleaning to the next level. The City is holding its annual City-wide Cleanup Day on April 5.

This annual event provides San Antonio residents with the perfect opportunity to get rid of all their unwanted brush and bulky items for free. City crews and trucks will be stationed at more than 20 convenient locations from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to assist residents who want to get rid of unwanted items.

The City-wide Cleanup Day is available at no cost to residents who pay the City of San Antonio solid waste rate fee through their monthly CPS Energy utility bills. A copy of a recent CPS Energy bill and photo identification will be required at the event as proof of residency, and to obtain “free” disposal. Residents are asked to cover their items with a tarp prior to transporting to the site to avoid a potential “no tarp” fine in accordance with City Ordinance.

Citizens can also help with the fight against graffiti by donating cans of water-based latex paint they have sitting around the house. The donated paint will be used during the 2008 Graffiti Wipeout Volunteer Day. The paint along with batteries, motor oil and other household chemical waste will be accepted during the same time period at the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site (HHW) located at 7030 Culebra.

While we are cleaning up our houses, don’t forget to help clean up the environment. Residents are encouraged to “Mow Down Smog” by recycling that old gas guzzling grass mower for a cleaner upgraded version. Individuals that trade in their old equipment at the City’s Bitters Road Brush Recycling Center, 1800 Old Bitters Road, can receive up to an $80 rebate off a new electric model from CPS Energy.

It’s time to get cleaned up San Antonio. For more information and for locations, call 3-1-1 or visit website.