Brown County residents who have accumulated clutter in and around their property during the winter months can unload it for free in the days to come.
The annual free spring residential cleanup, sponsored by the Brown County Landfill, begins Friday. Fees are waived for most trash delivered to the landfill during the cleanup period, which runs through May 11 at the county facility.
There will also be free drop sites Friday and Saturday at Jensen Rock and Sand and the Brown County Highway Department shop. Drop site hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Jensen Rock and Sand is two blocks south of the White House Inn on South Fifth Street in Aberdeen. The Brown County Highway Department is at 3133 Eighth Ave. N.E. in Aberdeen.
Items allowed at the drop sites include batteries, furniture, appliances, scrap metal, rubble and other miscellaneous waste and tires. There is a drop-off limit of 10 car or pickup tires per person, a change from past years, said Mike Scott, landfill manager. Shingles, grass, leaves, trees, paint, waste oil, propane tanks and antifreeze must be taken to the landfill.
The landfill is at 13225 379th Ave. That's six and a half miles west and a mile and a half north of Hardee's/M&H. All loads taken to the landfill must be covered or secured. It's open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Items accepted for free at the landfill through May 11 include paint, trees, rubble, batteries, furniture, waste oil, antifreeze, appliances, scrap metal, propane tanks, grass, leaves and other miscellaneous waste. There's a limit of 10 tires. Fees will be charged for commercial or business waste.
More information: browncountylandfill.org.