The City of Branson Public Works Department will be conducting its annual Fall Cleanup beginning Monday, October 9th through Thursday, October 12th to help residents properly dispose of large unwanted items at no cost. This is a semi-annual event which is part of an ongoing effort to keep Branson beautiful.
The cleanup service is available for individual residents of Branson, but not for businesses or commercial entities. This provides residents within the city limits the opportunity to get rid of large unwanted and difficult to manage items like old appliances, furniture and mattresses which are not typically picked up by residential trash haulers.
The pick-up date for Ward 1 is on Monday, October 9th; Ward II is on Tuesday, October 10th; and Ward III is on Wednesday, October 11th. Brush and limbs will be picked up in all three wards on Thursday, October 12th. If a resident is unsure of their ward residence, they should refer to where they voted in the most recent election. If persons voted at the Community Center on Compton Drive, they are in Ward I. If they voted at the Presbyterian Church in Downtown, they are in Ward II; and if they voted at the Methodist Church on Highway 76, they are in Ward III. Residents may also view the City’s three wards online at www.bransonmo.gov. Click on Engineering Department and then “Maps.”
All items, including brush must be at the curb by 8 a.m. on the day of pick-up in their Ward. Items not placed at the curb on the scheduled date and time will not be picked up or be eligible for participation in this City service. Property owners who miss the deadline must make separate arrangements on their own to have the materials picked up.
“Over the past three years, City residents have used this program to dispose of 80 tons of material not typically picked up by commercial trash haulers,” stated Ben Stabo, Public Works Supervisor. “Our crews have picked up broken, worn out and unrepairable household items including washer and dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, water heaters and barbeque grills, for example.” On average, City residents dispose of 200 cubic yards of yard waste using this free program provided by the City. “This really helps keep our residential areas clear of this type of trash thus keeping the appearance of our neighborhoods fresh and clean,” added Stabo.