WLSSD's Curbside Pick-up Ends Soon

By KBJR News 1

WLSSD's Curbside Pick-up Ends Soon

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 1:51 PM CDT

(Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Western Lake Superior Sanitary District's Emergency Curbside Flood Debris Removal Program will be ending come Thursday, July 19.

Materials must be moved to the curb by Thursday, July 12, to guarantee pickup.

The program will make their rounds to the communities of Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, Rice Lake Township, Lakewood, Canosia, Grand Lake, Duluth Township, Solway Township, and Midway Township.

The reason to remove the flood-damaged debris is to protect public health and safety.

Other materials left at the curb will not be collected and must be disposed by individual residents.

For those hoping to curb their waste, residents must seperate materials into four categories for the collection: electronics, large appliances, vegetative debris and bulky household debris.

The materials should not be placed in the roadway.

Kitchen waste, spoiled foods, and other standard household wastes will not be accepted in the pickups.

Residents should continue to use their regular trash service on regular pickup days for this service.

Household hazardous wastes such as paints, stains, chemicals, etc., will not be accepted in pickups.

These materials can be brought to WLSSD's Household Hazardous Waste Facility free of charge and will be accepted through July 19.

Residents who need assistance moving items to the curb or out of basements or other structures should visit the United Way website and click on "Get Help" to request assistance.