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Trumann cleanup week underway

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) -

The National Great American Cleanup is underway.

The Trumann Chamber of Commerce and city leaders teamed up to declare this week Trumann Cleanup Week.

Mayor Barbara Lewallen said now would be a good time to get rid of items you may have collected or have had trouble getting rid of this winter.

Throughout the week, city crews will work with sanitation crews to collect your junk.

“We're suggesting the crew will make more runs,” Lewallen said. “Whatever they need to do to help get things picked up that need to be disposed of.”

The city will accept several items such as old appliances, boxes and even tires.

They will not accept oil, paint, shingles or hazardous chemicals.

Lewallen said programs like this one are important because it shows community pride.

“It's community development, community enhancement, in a sense it's economic development,” Lewallen said. “When you have an attractive clean city, it's more attractive to others who may be considering coming to your community and also, it just makes people feel better about themselves, their homes and their city.”

Lewallen said the city is expected to get a new e-cycle bin next month with the help of East Arkansas Planning and Development.

“Anybody that has e-waste they want to get rid of,” Lewallen said. “Televisions, computers, that sort of thing, it will be available for them.”

Trumann Cleanup Week wraps up on April 3.

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