By Conrad Dudderar
To aid in their spring-cleaning efforts, Yukon residents took full advantage of a free biannual large junk removal service.
Yukon City Manager Tammy Kretchmar shared results of the City of Yukon’s Spring “Big Trash Pick-Up” event on the week of April 18-22.
“During that time span, we had 576,440 pounds of trash that was hauled,” she said. “Our residents really appreciate being able to have big trash day.”
City sanitation crews that week collected large junk items and other debris left curbside along neighborhood streets. There was no charge to Yukon utility customers for this service.
Bulk pickup occurred on Yukon residents’ normal trash days.
Yukon sponsors Big Trash Pick-Up events twice annually – in the fall and spring.
It’s a chance for people to get rid of household appliances, furniture, mattresses, carpet, tree trimmings and branches, yard waste, glass, and more.
Before the curbside bulk pick-up, Yukon Sanitation Services offered a Spring Big Trash Day/Recycle Event on April 16 for people to drop off their big trash and recyclable items at 501 Ash.
Eighty-three customers showed their City of Yukon utility bills to utilize this service. Items collected were:
- 33, one-gallon containers of antifreeze
- 120, one-gallon containers of oil; three batteries
- 18 desktop computers, five laptop computers and 21 printers
- Three refrigerators, one freezer and three air conditioners
- Three microwaves
- 35 flat-screen televisions and three tube TVs
- 38 tires
- One vacuum cleaner
- 14 cubic yards of tree limbs
The spring drop-off recycling event helped keep these items from ending up in the city’s water streams, officials said.
Meanwhile, City Manager Kretchmar provided updates on current capital improvement projects.
- Garth Brooks Trail Project: State contractor Parathon Construction has almost finished this 10-foot-wide, multi-use concrete trail along the east side of Garth Brooks Boulevard from Vandament to Main Street. Crews are completing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible ramps and construction “punch list” items. A ribbon cutting ceremony is set May 17. Project cost is $839,423 (federal grant with 20% local share).
- Wagner Road Project: City of Yukon contractor Brewer Construction is resurfacing Wagner Road from State Highway 4 to Yukon Parkway. Crews have removed all the old roadway and compacted the base layer. New concrete lanes are being poured. Estimated completion is early July, weather permitting. Project cost is $1,225,167.
- Turtle Creek Drainage Project: City of Yukon contractor Brewer Construction is rebuilding the drainage channel next to Kimbell Park. Crews are clearing debris and pouring new concrete in the ditch. Yukon Avenue residents have been pleased with the improvements being made. Estimated completion is late May. Project cost is $128,560.