The City of Berea and Poff Carting will be conducting the annual fall clean-up event during the week of October 16-20. For residents living within Berea city limits, crews will collect a pick-up truck-sized load of trash that is bagged or boxed, and it must be at the curbside by 6 a.m. on your normal garbage collection day.
Those who have bulk items for pick-up but are unsure if it is eligible for the fall clean-up event should call Poff Carting in advance at (877) 288-2981 or (606) 877-7760 to schedule a pick-up date. Collection of those items is free as long as it occurs on your regular trash pick-up day, however, there is a $25 charge to schedule an alternate date.
For a small fee, crews will pick up appliances and furniture including:
Appliances (white goods) ….$14;
Couches and Loveseats……..$14;
Carpeting……………………$12 per room;
Fencing and Wire……………$2.25 per foot.
All appliances that use Freon must include a certificate that the Freon has been removed by a certified technician. This includes refrigerators, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and freezers. If Freon-using appliances are left for pick-up without a Freon removal certificate, the customer will be charged $50.
The fall clean-up event will coincide with the Berea Public Works Department’s brush pick up, which occurs the third week of every month. Limbs and brush should be stacked off of sidewalks alongside the street, while compost materials, such as grass clippings or wood, should be kept separate from normal garbage or trash.
Public Works Director Dwayne Brumley notes that participating in the fall clean-up and brush collection is an important way residents can keep their neighborhoods looking good while helping to protect the environment. “The purpose of this is not only to help the citizens out, but it’s for the beautification of the city; to make sure it doesn’t end up in illegal landfills, creeks and streams,” Brumley said.