Hot Springs -- Residents can clean out the garage, spruce up the yard, ditch the debris and bring it into the nearest roll off container during the Hot Springs Sanitation Department's annual "Spring Fling" citywide cleanup on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. The event will take place, rain or shine.
City residents are encouraged to clean their neighborhoods, including nearby vacant lots, and discard items free of charge into the roll off containers. The containers will be placed in all six city districts during the cleanup (see location list below). Large or bulky items can be placed next to the container if they are too heavy to lift. Brush will not be accepted. Hazardous waste such as paint, cleaning fluids or batteries are also not accepted; however, Sanitation will hold a free collection event for these materials from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Garland County Fairgrounds.
Residents are asked not to place electronic items in the roll offs during the Spring Fling. Instead, items such as computer components, radios, smaller televisions and microwaves can be brought to the recycling center at the Sanitation Department, 218 Runyon Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
With the CAPS rate structure now allowing two free pickups per year, this event provides additional free disposal service to city residents. Like the city's CAPS (Clean, Attractive Property Service) Program, the Spring Fling offers an alternative to illegal dumping.
Garland County Environmental Services is also participating in the cleanup weekend, with three drop-off locations available on Saturday only until 1 p.m. as detailed below.
It's the perfect time to coordinate a neighborhood cleanup or club service project, or to earn student volunteer service hours. The cleanup is just for residents, and no commercial disposal is allowed. It is sponsored by the Hot Springs Sanitation Department, Hot Springs/Garland County Beautification Commission, Southwest Central Regional Solid Waste Management District and Garland County Environmental Services. For more information, call Sanitation at 321-6911.
"SPRING FLING" ROLLOFF CONTAINER LOCATIONS
GB Services, 808 East Grand Avenue
Vacant lot, Dell Street and Park Avenue
Vacant lot, Valley and Sanford streets
Chattanooga Park, 530 Chattanooga Street
Hot Springs School District administrative offices, 400 Linwood Street
Quapaw Community Center, 500 Quapaw Avenue
Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road
Hot Springs Middle School, 700 Main Street
Hot Springs High School, 701 Emory Street
Oaklawn Magnet School, 301 Oaklawn Street (Clark Street side)
Lakeside Fieldhouse, 2871 Malvern Avenue
Lakeside Intermediate School, 2871 Malvern Avenue
GARLAND COUNTY DROPOFF LOCATIONS - Saturday only until 1 p.m. (Sunday closed)
Hwy. 70 West and Hwy. 7 North Transfer Stations
Garland County Landfill, Cedar Glades Road