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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

Fall Cleanup Week event will be next week in Arkansas City

Pickup of non-household trash, debris to coincide with regular refuse pickup

City of Arkansas City logoThe City of Arkansas City will conduct its annual Fall Cleanup Week refuse collection event next week throughout the city, in conjunction with normal pickup.

City crews will pick up non-household trash and debris from Oct. 10 through Oct. 14. The cleanup service will coincide with the regularly scheduled refuse collection days for each part of Arkansas City.

Items suitable for pickup must be bundled, boxed, bagged or tied, and must not exceed 50 pounds in weight. If an item does exceed 50 pounds, special arrangements can be made with sanitation crews by calling the Public Works Department at (620) 441-4420 prior to the scheduled pickup day.

Old appliances — without Freon or with Freon removed by a mechanical contractor ONLY — and furniture will be picked up in reasonable quantities.

Place household garbage and trash in the normal container pickup location by 6 a.m.

Please do not place cleanup debris or trash in the gutter or in the ditch. Old trash containers need to be tagged or smashed before disposal.

Items that cannot be accepted for pickup by City crews are:

  • Loose leaves, brush or tree trimmings;
  • Construction, remodeling or roofing materials;
  • Concrete blocks, rocks or dirt;
  • Quantities of iron, sheet metal and/or wire;
  • Vehicles or car bodies and mechanical parts;
  • Tires in any quantity. (Check with a tire dealer regarding disposal.)

F Street Burn Pit (crop)Leaves, brush and tree trimmings will be accepted at the F Street burn pit from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The site is located on the east side of F Street, north of Chestnut Avenue and south of Linden Avenue.

During Fall Cleanup Week, only one trip will be made in each area, on the regular refuse collection day. No return trips will be made due to the City’s tight refuse collection schedule.

For questions, please call (620) 441-4420.