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Spring clean-up delayed


The City of Dauphin has postponed the start of its Spring Clean-up Campaign for one week
The annual clean-up will begin May 25, as a result of delays in other operations, city manager Sharla Griffiths said.
“It has been delayed because of some equipment issues that we have at our shop. So the crews, that would usually do the boulevard sweeping were not able to complete that, so we need them to finish that and then they would be put on the spring cleanup,” she said, adding the city appreciated residents’ patience.
Once started, crews will still make one pass through the city starting in the Day 1 area on the waste schedule and progress through the regular four-day cycle.
Crews will only be collecting accumulated garden waste, grass clippings, leaves and shrubs and tree branches less than six inches in diameter and a maximum of eight feet in length. They must be piled parallel.
Items must be free of household waste, hazardous waste and recyclable materials. They must be in a clearly identifiable pile or packaged in biodegradable bags or boxes. Crews will not sort through the items.
The spring clean-up campaign will occur in back lanes. Those residences that do not have a back lane, can place items on the boulevard near the curb.
Large equipment will be used so it’s important to place the items close to the lane or curb to avoid property damage.
Yard waste bins will still be collected at the curb every two weeks. Compost material can be dropped off anytime at the Dauphin Waste Disposal site.
If you require a yard waste bin or more information, contact the City Shop at 204-622-3202.