Springtime is here, and the Hot Springs Solid Waste Department has a free and easy way to help Hot Springs residents spruce up their yards. The Solid Waste Department collects residential yard waste such as leaves, grass and small brush from the curb every other week.
Yard waste must be put in plastic bags and placed along the curb prior to 6 a.m., but not prior to 6 p.m. the day before the normal recycling day.
Small shrub trimmings need to be bundled and should not be longer than 3 feet in length or 3 inches in diameter. Do not mix any other items in with the yard waste, such as household waste, rocks or dirt. If a bag does have mixed materials, it will not be able to be collected for recycling.
Residents are allowed to place up to 50 recycling bags per yard waste collection day along the curb.
This service is intended for residential customers only, and should not be used to subsidize any lawn services.
Once collected, these materials are taken to the Compost Facility where they will all be recycled into leaf mulch, wood grindings and compost. These new materials are then able to be placed into new and established lawns, flower boxes/ beds and other containers, and even vegetable gardens to help nurture the environment with numerous benefits.
For more information on the Hot Springs Compost Facility, visit http://www.cityhs.net/compost.
To register for the Earth Angel Recycling Program, call the Solid Waste Department at 501-321-6911 or visit http:// www.cityhs.net/recycle-registration.
For the yearly recycling schedule, visit http://www. cityhs.net/recycledays.
Last week, the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:
207 pounds — Aluminum cans.
72,920 pounds — Commercial cardboard.
2,251 pounds — Corrugated cardboard.
226 pounds — Newspaper.
639 pounds — Plastic grades No. 1 and No. 2. 50,380 pounds — Yard waste and C.A.P.S.
Last week, a total of 63.31 tons of recyclable materials were kept out of the landfill.
Today — Hobson Avenue/Plain Street.
Monday — Quail Creek Road/Lotus Loop. Tuesday — James Street/Millcreek Road. Wednesday — Park Avenue/Magnolia Street/Circle Drive. Thursday — Oaklawn Park/Pine Meadows. Friday, March 17 — Whittington Avenue/Quapaw Avenue-Prospect Avenue.