Clean Sweep Saturday has become an annual tradition in Fulton. The 17th edition of the city-wide cleanup is set for Saturday, April 22. For approximately two hours, individuals and groups will scour city streets, parks and even creeks to pick up trash and debris. Following the event, lunch will be served featuring hot dogs, chips and drinks. Since the event started in 2001, more than 20,000 pounds of trash has been collected.
Clean Sweep Saturday will also be the debut of a new glass recycling container. Located in Memorial Park, residents can place unwanted glass bottles, jars and more into the purple container. Following the event, the container will be permanently relocated to the parking lot at the Fulton Police Department, 935 Business 54 South. This program is made possible thanks to the assistance of Ripple Glass, based in Kansas City.
Not to be left out, April 22 marks the second household hazardous and electronic waste collection of the season. Fulton residents can dispose of unwanted electronics and chemicals at the Tennyson Road Fire Station from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Televisions and computer monitors, however, will not be accepted. Contact the Fulton Fire Department at 573-592-3150 to schedule a drop off time.
Beginning on Monday, April 24 and running through Friday, April 28 is the annual spring cleanup. During the week, residents can place items at the curb, which normally require a special pickup, during their regular collection day. This includes sofas, chairs and mattresses, televisions and microwaves.. Items that will not be accepted include construction debris (carpet, shingles, drywall, fencing, etc.), household hazardous waste and large appliances. Anyone with appliances that need to be disposed can contact the Solid Waste Department at 573-592-3176 to learn about options.