BEATRICE – The recently completed Beatrice Clean City Week large-item curbside collection logged one-thousand-191 homes.
City Street Department Superintendent Jason Moore told the Board of Public Works Wednesday that the number of homes easily surpassed last year’s count, of 961. The three-day campaign was April 15th through the 17th. A lot of old mattresses were dropped off at 1st and Ella.
:14 “that many roll-offs”
The total cost of the service provided by the Beatrice Board of Public Works and The City, came to $15,772…the second highest amount surpassed only by the $17,844 in 2016. The past three years, the campaign went to a three-day, rather than five-day schedule.
:06 “of Beatrice”
One downside this year, Moore says, is that there appeared to be more cases of people trying to discard items that are not allowed under the rules of the large-item campaign.
:16 “of residents”
The city publishes rules of the collection through radio, newspaper and social media, and asks residents to register ahead of the campaign, so crews know what locations to pick up.
Moore says this year, there was a reversal of the busiest collection day.
:33 “our lightest”
Although the service is for Beatrice residents only, officials suspect there is still a problem of out-of-town residents using the 1st and Ella location to drop-off old mattresses…something Moore says is difficult to stop.