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Paducah Spring Clean Up Day April 24
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - It’s time for spring cleaning, and you can get rid of household and hazardous waste during the Paducah-McCracken County Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 24.  

The free event will take place from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Republic Services transfer station at 829 Burnett Street in Paducah.

Accepted items include household trash, major appliances (tagged Freon-free), tires (limit of 8; no heavy equipment, solid, rubber track, or foam-filled tires), household hazardous waste (labelled and in original container), ammunition, expired or no longer needed prescription medications, batteries, and e-scrap.

No medical waste, commercial waste, or radioactive items will be accepted. Paducah and McCracken County residents must bring proper identification (such as a driver’s license) to verify residency. 

For everyone’s safety, citizens are asked to remain in their vehicle. Staff will unload the items. Please wear a facial covering while talking with staff.

Drivers need to enter from North 10th Street off Park Avenue. Traffic will turn right onto Burnett Street to go through the drop-off line. Traffic will not be allowed to enter from North 8th or 9th Streets. Household hazardous waste items, e-scrap and batteries, ammunition, and prescriptions are off-loaded last in line. Please separate your items to make the trip go quicker. 

Recyclables such as paper, plastic, and steel and aluminum cans should be taken to the Freedom Waste recycling drop-off location at 400 State Street. 

Paducah Power System is teaming up with Clean Earth, Inc. for the safe disposal of mercury-filled items and unbroken bulbs. Many types of bulbs contain a small amount of mercury and are not recommended for residential trash pick-up. Each family turning in unbroken bulbs will receive one new LED bulb. 

Spring Clean Up Day is funded in part through a Household Hazardous Waste Grant through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management. Partners include City of Paducah, Clean Earth, Inc., Liberty Tire, McCracken County, McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, Paducah Police Department, Paducah Power System, and Republic Services. 

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 270-444-8511. 

Published 12:00 PM, Sunday Apr. 04, 2021
Updated 06:01 AM, Monday Apr. 05, 2021

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