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By David Knopf/Richmond News
Orrick residents interested in clearing clutter from their yards and garages this year can make it a reality – even if they lack a strong back or vehicle to haul it in.
When the citywide clean-up begins May 11, residents unable to personally deposit items in dumpsters at the city lagoon will be able to ask the city for help.
“Some people have stuff they want to get rid of, but have no way to haul it,” Councilwoman Shirley Taylor said at the board’s April 9 meeting.
With that thought in mind, the council backed the idea of having city employees help residents load and dump unwanted items.
Residents needing assistance can call city hall at 770-3607 in the days preceding the cleanup to make their request.
Dumpsters will be placed at the lagoon May 10, Clerk Tricia Wartenbee told the council. The cleanup officially begins the next day. It will close for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, then run through May 27.
Items such as paint, batteries and tires are excluded from the list of things that can be discarded.