Everyone living in the Hannibal city limits is invited to dispose of unwanted household items on Saturday, Oct. 13, during Hannibal’s cleanup day.
Items may be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Parks & Recreation facility at 1993 Orchard Ave. A team of people will be there to help unload the items. The drivers are requested to form a line off Warren Barrett Drive onto Orchard to avoid the railroad tracks.
Nearly all items will be accepted at the drop off location free of charge. One exception will be tires - which are to be off the rim - for which a $2 fee will be charged for each tire, according to city officials.
“It’s been at least 18 months” since Hannibal has scheduled a cleanup day, said Susan Osterhout, property maintenance inspector for the city.
The following items will not be accepted: household trash, yard waste, shingles, fuel tanks, creosote wood, electric equipment (TVs microwaves and computers) and commercial construction debris from businesses or contractors.
The program is for resident households only. People may be required to show proof of residency.
Hannibal Board of Public Works customers are being sent information about the cleanup day.
For answers to specific questions call Osterhout at (573) 221-0111, Ext. 201, or Brian Chaplin, Ex 210.
Hannibal’s cleanup day is being planned in partnership with Continental Cement/Green America Recycling (CCC/GAR), which will allow drop off of paint, varnish, lacquers, stains, dyes and used oil. CCC/GAR will accepted these items between 7 a.m. and noon Oct. 13 at their location three miles south of Hannibal on state Highway 79. At this location both Missouri and Illinois residents may bring their items.
Questions about paint or oil may be answered by Andrea Farr at CCC/GAR at (573) 248-0730, Ext. 278.
If someone is physically unable to deliver their items for disposal, the city cannot provide this service, Osterhout explained. However, individuals or groups are welcome to volunteer their services to help these people dispose of their unwanted household items.
She may have a list of people needing help in this way, she said. “We generally have a few.” Anyone willing to help is invited to call Osterhout at 221-0111, Ext. 201.