Annual "Clean Sweep" Program
As part of the City of Sedalia's new neighborhood clean-up initiative, the Sanitation Division's current bulky item pick-up on-demand service is changing. Previously, each household could request two 2-cubic yard bulky item pick-ups of waste materials and two 2-cubic yards of yard waste each year as part of their residential trash service provided by the City at no additional charge. Collection of more than 4-cubic yards of bulky waste and/or 4-cubic yards of yard waste from any residence during a year was provided as a fee service. In speaking with residents, it was learned that many preferred the previous City-wide spring clean-up service, but liked having the ability to access an "on-demand" fee service during the remainder of the year, on an as needed, if needed basis.
Factoring into the decision for changes being made to the on-demand services were growing concerns by residents about the lengthy period of time trash, including furniture, mattresses and construction/demolition materials were being left piled in front of homes. In some instances, people were taking several weeks to create the piles of materials which allowed for scavenging and spreading/blowing of materials across right-of-ways onto others' properties and prevented the maintenance of grass and weeds in the right-of-ways making neighborhoods appear ill kept. City staff is currently working to clarify provisions of City Code relating to the length of time materials may be on the right-of-way for disposal. Additional information will be provided in the near future related to this concern.
The new "Clean Sweep" Program divides the City into 12 sections encompassing the entire area served by the City's Sanitation Division. Beginning the week of June 3, 2019 and continuing through the week of September 23, 2019, each area will have a Clean Sweep event. No events are planned during the weeks of Independence Day, Labor Day and/or during the 11 days of the Missouri State Fair. The map and table below further describes these areas. The individual for a fee pick-up on demand service will not be available during the Clean Sweep Event period, June 3 through September 23, 2019.
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Residents placing more than 4-cubic yards of bulky waste and 4-cubic yards of yard waste/tree trimmings during the Clean Sweep Event will have a door hanger placed on the door stating the additional charge that will appear on their next monthly utility billing for the excess material collected. Each additional cubic yard of material collected will be charged at the rate of $25.00 per cubic yard. To assist in understanding how much material can be placed at the curb without incurring additional charges, 4-cubic yards is the equivalent of 2 standard pick-up loads. If you need assistance in determining the cost for materials planed for disposal, please contact the Sanitation Division at (660) 827-7820 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or Public Works at (660 851-7636 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
All materials will need to be placed at the curb or between the sidewalk and the street in the greenspace away from overhead lines and trees by 6:00 a.m. on the Monday of the area's Clean Sweep Event Week. Sanitation crews will then spend the week collecting and disposing of the materials for that area. We are asking residents to place materials in segregated piles as shown in the diagram below.
The following definitions are provided to assist in determining in which area to place certain materials:
- Yard Waste including vegetation, plants, tree debris, such as branches and leaves, bushes, brush and tree stumps.
- Scrap Tires are banned from landfills in Missouri and will need to be segregated. Scrap tires are tires that are ready for disposal. Scrap tires will only be accepted at the 2019 Clean Sweep Event.
- Construction and Demolition Waste includes carpet, carpet pads, lumber, dry wall, siding, treated patio lumber, pallets, old windows and screen doors.
- Other Unwanted Junk includes old furniture, clothing, old magazines, newspapers, plastic toys, old patio furniture, bar-b-que grills, mattresses, etc.
- Appliances are banned from landfills in Missouri will need to be segregated. Please keep any appliances such as refrigerators, washers/dryers, microwaves, ranges, window air conditioners, or dishwashers separated out.
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Public Works Department
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.