Helena hosting annual ‘Clean Up Day’ May 20

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–Helena residents who may have accumulated large trash items that can’t be picked up by the normal waste service will have an opportunity to bring these items to the Helena Sports Complex for disposal.

On Saturday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to noon the city of Helena and Republic Services will host the annual “Heavy Waste” disposal day at the lower area parking lot at the Helena Sports Complex.

The event is free and open to Helena residents only, as dumpsters will be provided by Republic Services.

On May 20, Helena residents will have the opportunity to dispose of items that will not go in the regular household garbage including large items like old mowers, old vacuum cleaners, old chairs and other large items.

The city urges residents to take advantage of the free opportunity to haul unwanted junk to the sports complex for disposal, as Public works staff will be on site to direct and assist with the clean up day.

Due to environmental regulations, no chemicals, petroleum, corrosives, batteries, tires or paints will be accepted. Other prohibited items include yard debris and commercial contractor debris.