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Springtime clean-up begins

JOHNSTOWN — If it’s spring in Johnstown, it must be time for citywide curbside brush pickup, garage sales, and cleanups.

City government has announced all three are in the offing during April and May.

The city’s Department of Public Works will launch curbside leaf/brush pickup started on Monday, and runs through April 23.

City residents should rake yard debris on the terrace. The public is urged not to bag their leaves or rake yard debris into the road.

Residents may bring yard debris to the city maintained Brush Drop-off site, located on the corner of West Main and Cayadutta streets. Any city resident may bring leaves and yard debris to this location free of charge. Hours of operation are weekdays and weekends, dawn to dusk. Contractors and businesses are not permitted to use the leaf/brush drop off.

Questions can be directed to the office of City Engineer Christopher Vose at (518) 736-4014.

Johnstown’s Citywide Garage Sale is set to run Friday, April 30, through Sunday, May 2.

City Clerk Carrie Allen said the three-day citywide event is free, with no garage sale permit required by the city.

“It’s up to the property owner to advertise for it,” Allen said.

The Citywide Cleanup Program sponsored by the city and Fulton County Department of Solid Waste is scheduled from May 6 through May 8, on Prindle Avenue (behind the Johnstown Senior Citizens Center).

This year, the schedule is as follows: May 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; May 7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and May 8, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For questions or further information, the public is asked to call Vose’s office at (518) 736-4014; or the Fulton County Department of Solid Waste at (518) 736-5501.

The Citywide Cleanup Program is for city of Johnstown residents only. No contractors or dump trucks are allowed.

Vehicles allowed are: cars, vans, trailers and pickup trucks only. Quantities per household will be limited to the equivalent of two pickup truck loads.

Accepted items include: Furniture, appliances, home improvement project materials and miscellaneous junk. Bulk items and electronics will be recycled and must be separated from garbage. With tires, there is a limit of four per household at no charge. Tires must be off the rim.

Unacceptacle cleanup items are: hazardous waste, batteries, paint, motor oil, curbside recyclables, and regular weekly trash.

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