Flood Cleanup in Galesburg Next Week
A chance to get rid of items damaged due to last week's flooding is coming.

7th Ward Alderman Jeremy Karlin used his Facebook page Tuesday to confirm that residents will have a chance to put oversized and other damaged items on the curb for Waste Management to pick up next week.

Karlin cited an e-mail he received from City Manager Todd Thompson on the matter, which he says was first brought to him by a constituent last week.

The e-mail Karlin cites indicates that flood-damaged items can be put out on the curb this week, but must be in containers weighing less than 50 pounds, with carpet being cut into lengths of less than five-feet, meeting weight limits.

The e-mail also says large items like mattresses and appliances that normally can't be put at the curb will be picked up as well.

Karlin calls the development "a good resolution." The city issued an official press release on the matter Wednesday morning, and further information will be on the city's website.

City officials are cautioning against thinking that next week's pickup will be a "Spring Clean-Up". They say there will be restrictions on what will and won't be hauled away.

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04 23 13 by Newsroom
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