The Clay Center Street Department will be starting the city wide fall pickup on Monday, October 15, 2018. The pickup will start at the north end of the town and will work south. Only one pass will be made so please have all acceptable items set out. Items should be set away from gas meters, telephone pedestals, water meters, power poles and away from trees as large equipment may be used to remove them. As in the past, crews will not pickup household hazardous waste items such as cans of paint, used automotive fluids such as used oils or anti-freeze, any type of tires, batteries, containers of pesticides, or containers of cleaning products. If you have items such as this, please call the Clay County Landfill Director and she will be most helpful in the proper way to dispose of these items. We will not remove refrigerators or freezers that have food products in them. All items that the Street Department will pickup shall be placed in separate piles to contain only tree limbs, or furniture, or any electronic and electrical items, or items that are mostly steel or containers of household trash. Construction demolition items such as lumber, lath, plaster, insulation, shingles, cement bricks, carpet, wood doors, windows, vinyl and wood siding and paneling should be in a pile. Attempt to keep bags of leaves free from tree limbs and flowers cuttings as they will be composted at the city compost site.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and work in properly separating these items. This is a service that is provided at no additional cost to the citizens of Clay Center. The Street Department is required to pay for the disposal of everything that is hauled to the Clay County Landfill so your cooperation in separating these items keeps the operational cost as low as possible. Citizens hauling items to the landfill in personal vehicles will be charged normal disposal rates. The City maintained compost site and burn site can be used at no charge as usual, should citizens want to haul their own yard waste items to these sites. Keep in mind that during the fall pickup task, there is an increase in the number of people picking up items in your alleys. Any item not part of the fall pickup should be kept away from the disposal items as these items may disappear.