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Norfolk to help residents in spring clean-up

Posted at 2:35 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 15:37:49-04

NORFOLK, Neb. (KMTV) — Norfolk Solid Waste Division is helping out residents by providing a two-week "Spring Clean-Up" period, where residents can bring in old appliances, yard waste and clean concrete for disposal. Depending on the product, the item may be eligible for disposal for free during this time.

From April 1 to April 15, residents can bring the following appliances/metal items for free disposal:

  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Window air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Stoves
  • Ovens
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryers
  • Furnaces
  • Microwaves
  • Hot Water Heaters
  • Trash Compactors
  • Vending Machines
  • Lawn mowers
  • Bicycles
  • Auto batteries (cases must not be broken)

*Note; Empty all appliances of waste, NO food or clothes are allowed. Clean concrete and brick, must not have any dirt or rebar sticking out.
Items NOT accepted during Spring Clean-Up:

  • Radioactive
  • Oil filters/paint cans/aerosol cans
  • Compressed Cylinders and vessels. (Water Softener tanks, Propane tanks, Fire Extinguishers, Refrigerants, Oxygen, Acetylene, argon etc.)
  • Light Ballasts
  • Transformers
  • Anything that contains PCB or Mercury
  • Anything that contains Asbestos

Items with disposal fee during Spring Clean-Up:

  • Plastic dishwashers
  • Trash
  • Tires
  • TV/Computers

Yard items with disposal fee during Spring Clean-Up:

  • Painted or treated wood, posts, railroad ties
  • Any type of landscape rocks or cloth/plastic
  • Yard waste containing trash

Yard waste items acceptable during Spring Clean-Up:

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Garden plants
  • Bushes
  • Brush
  • Tree trimmings
  • Yard waste items not acceptable during Spring Clean-Up:
  • Landscape timbers
  • Sod
  • Rocks
  • Dirt
  • Edging
  • Fabric

All commercial or out of town customers are required to use the scale at the location and pay for disposal. Residents of Norfolk with no disposal fee may bypass the weigh scale.

The Norfolk Transfer Station's is located at 610 E. Monroe Ave. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.

The Yard Waste area will be open extra hours during the Spring Clean-Up -- Saturdays until 4:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Solid Waste Division at 402-844-2230.