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Many city residents have the opportunity in March to get rid of unwanted electronics and large household goods and appliances for free. People will also be able to dispose of household hazardous waste for free as part of the annual March Out the Trash event.
The City of Roswell Sanitation Department, assisted this year by the newly re-established Keep Roswell Beautiful, is again hosting the month-long event each Saturday in March. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at a different location each Saturday. The location schedule for collection of electronics and household goods and appliances is:
March 2: Cielo Grande Recreation Area, 1612 W. College Blvd.
March 9: Lions Hondo Little League, South Sunset Avenue (just south of West Gayle Street)
March 16: Wool Bowl, 1800 N. Grand Ave.
March 23: Elks Pool, Southeast Main Street (south of East Poe Street)
March 30: Municipal Landfill, 3006 W. Brasher Road
In addition, household hazardous waste – paint, fuel, batteries, household chemicals, oils – as well as tires (maximum of two), construction/demolition debris and yard waste, can be disposed of at the landfill for free during the March 31 event (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Those items will not be accepted at the other event sites earlier in the month.
The project is open to city residents who pay a water/sanitation bill. People bringing items to dispose of during the March Out the Trash program are required to bring with them proof of identification and a city water bill (which includes the sanitation fee as well) with a city address matching their identification. A citizen is allowed to bring up to the equivalent of one pickup truck load of items each Saturday.
Acceptable electronic items include things such as computer monitors and towers, printers, microwaves, toasters, TVs, VCRs and radios. Among acceptable household goods are bed frames, mattresses, home or office furniture, tables and chairs. People can also bring large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers and water heaters. Questions about the acceptability of other items can be answered by the sanitation staff at 624-6746.