Billy Ray McKelvy

Saturday was the first day of autumn, a season when the City of De Queen asks all citizens to help clean our city.

The annual fall clean-up campaign is set for Oct. 8-12. Again, the City will assist by picking up big items, recycling electronics and collecting unused paint.

The Code Enforcement and Fire Department have made a concentrated effort this summer to tackle problem areas around the city, including city property. The Street and Sanitation Department spent a week cleaning up the corner at Treating Plant Road and Coulter Drive to improve safety around public schools. Two older mowers were moved from the Parks Department to the Street Department where they are being used to mow along city streets.

Clean-up issues are a common complaint at the city, but to make a difference will require an effort by all city residents.

During clean-up week, old electronics will be collected at the fire station for recycling. Please bring these only during clean-up week when a trailer is available. Unused paint will also be collected at the fire station.

Anyone who has an old automobile to be removed should call Baker’s Sales and Service.

For pickup of large items, please call City Hall at 584-3445 so you can be put on the pickup list. Remember, you must call for service.

Fall clean-up week is Oct. 8-12.

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