Time to clear the garage, Debris-Free Dixie Day is right around the corner

Image courtesy of the City of St. George

ST. GEORGE – Start clearing out the trash, the bi-annual Debris-Free Dixie Day is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 22.

In order to help promote a cleaner, more livable city, St. George Mayor McArthur instituted Debris-Free Dixie Day 15 years ago. For each Debris-Free Dixie Day, the Solid Waste District donates labor and dumpsters and city crews donate their time to help citizens haul away large or bulky items.

Knowing there are many citizens who are unable to clean up their yards, Mayor McArthur is challenging neighborhoods and community groups to organize and participate in clean-up projects to help those in need. This fall the Debris-Free Dixie Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you decide to organize a group to work on a service project in your area, the St. George Streets Division can provide you with garbage bags. To arrange this, call 627-4020 prior to Debris-Free Dixie Day.

Residents who need help hauling large or odd shaped items may contact Miriam Palma at 627-4050, mpalma@sgcity.org, Monday, Sept. 17, to Saturday, Sept. 22, to make an appointment for pickup. Please have items on the curb and they will be picked up by crews on Saturday, September 22, between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m.

There will be dumpsters in the following locations for convenience:

Downtown
Sunbowl Parking lot (2)
300 East 100 South

Bloomington
Bloomington Park (2)

Bloomington Hills
Bloomington Hills Drive/Tamarisk (3)

Dixie Downs
2000 North Snow Canyon Parkway (2)

Middleton
Middleton Park (1)

Panorama
2450 East Park (1)

Please do not dump tires or petroleum products. NO COMMERCIAL dumping is permitted in these dumpsters. If you have a refrigerator or freezer to be picked up, call Allied Waste at 628-2821. There is a $48 charge to drain the Freon, per federal regulation.

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3 Comments

  • Murat 2 September 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Eek, that reminds me, Mother has a large barrel in the basement, filled with my soiled diapers. If I could fit through the door of my bedroom, I would haul them to the curb myself. It so dehumanizing to watch from my bedroom window as that saint of a woman drags a bulging 55 gallon trash bag filled with the remnants of my incontinence, down the sidewalk. Curse this prison of morbid obesity!

    Murat No. 2

    • travis September 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      You’re a Moron !

      • Murat 2 September 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        I know. I myself am growing tired of my own stooge-like antics. Sorry for acting like such an idiot.

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