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City to offer free disposal services in March

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Many city residents have the opportunity each Saturday in March to get rid of unwanted electronics and large household goods and appliances for free.

People also will able to dispose of household hazardous waste for free as part of the annual March Out the Trash program.

The City of Roswell Sanitation Department is again hosting the month-long event each Saturday in March. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at a different location each Saturday. The location schedule for collection of electronics and household goods and appliances is as follows:

• March 3: Cielo Grande Recreation Area, 1612 W. College Blvd.

• March 10: Lions Hondo Little League, South Sunset Avenue (just south of West Gayle Street)

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• March 17: Wool Bowl, 1800 N. Grand Ave.

• March 24: Elks Pool, Southeast Main Street (south of East Poe Street)

• March 31: Municipal Landfill, 3006 W. Brasher Road

Household hazardous waste – paint, fuel, batteries, household chemicals, oils – as well as tires (maximum of two), construction and demolition debris and yard waste, can be disposed of at the landfill for free during the March 31 event (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Those items will not be accepted at the other event sites earlier in the month.

The project is open to city residents who pay a water/sanitation bill. People bringing items to dispose of during the March Out the Trash program are required to bring with them proof of identification and a city water bill (which includes the sanitation fee as well) with a city address matching their identification. A resident is allowed to bring up to the equivalent of one pickup truck load of items each Saturday.

Acceptable electronic items include things such as computer monitors and towers, printers, microwaves, toasters, TVs, VCRs, and radios. Among acceptable household goods are bed frames, mattresses, home or office furniture, and tables and chairs. People also can bring large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers and water heaters.

Questions about the acceptability of other items can be answered by the sanitation staff at 624-6746.