HENDERSON, Ky. – The annual Spring Cleanup within the City of Henderson has been set up in two phases during May and June, but a new system will replace what city residents have been accustomed to in past years.
The new system has been created to address safety concerns and project timeline changes brought about by the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
Here’s how it will work:
The city will be divided for two different pickup time frames.
Residences north of Second Street should have their items out for pickup no later than 7 a.m. on Monday, May 18.
Residences south of Second Street should have their items out for pickup no later than 7 a.m. on Monday, June 15.
Each area will require several days for collection, so please be patient if you don’t see the debris removed right away. There is no need to call the Public Works Department to request pickup; crews will be canvassing the entire city.
Crews will be collecting on your street or alley ONE TIME, which makes it extremely important for residents to put out items for pickup by the 7 a.m. deadline.
Tree limbs, broken furniture and other large items that you would normally take to the landfill will be picked up during each phase, free of charge.
As usual, things that CANNOT be picked up in this project include: Tires, batteries, oil, paint, air conditioners and refrigerators.
Here are some other things that are different this year:
The annual event is for residential users, and not for vacant property, commercial use or construction/demolition projects.
“If citizens will abide by these new guidelines and procedure, the cleanup of each area will go a lot faster,” said Public Works Director Brian Williams. “Our intention is to go over every street and every alley as we work our way through town. Our crew members know our streets really well. But, please, should we happen to miss one, give Public Works a call at 270-831-1224.