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Lathrops spring cleaning underway
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Tired of that old refrigerator sitting on the side of the house?
The old appliances you changed out last spring getting in the way of truly enjoying the backyard?
If you’re a Lathrop resident you’re in luck.
Spring cleaning is here.
On Feb. 27, Republic Services began picking up discarded bulky items left out along their normal collection routes starting at 5 a.m. in a cleanup effort that will run during normal pickup days through March 15 – a free service provided as a part of regular collection rates.
Items that will be collected include:
uFurniture and appliances
uTV’s, monitors and other e-waste
uUp to four tires without rims
uBagged or small items weighing less than 50 pounds in total
Items that will not be collected include:
uLoose, unbagged items
uBags or boxes over 50 pounds
uEngines and engine parts
uHazardous waste
uDirt, rock or concrete bricks
Those placing out electronic waste items are being asked to separate those items from regular trash and place them out separately for collection by a different truck. Crews will pick up 2.5 cubic yards of bulk items – limiting things to a pile that is no more than 3-feet wide by 7.5-feet long by 3-feet tall.
If you’re in the City of Manteca and needing to get rid of items that won’t typically fit inside of your Toter, there are services available beyond typical residential trash collection. Every homeowner is able to pick up three stickers in a calendar year and use them to tag an extra bag that won’t fit inside of their Toter. If that still isn’t enough, a “Community Clean-Up” bin that stores 2 cubic yards of waste is available once a year to every Manteca garbage customer. The bins need to be scheduled in advance to be dropped off and are available for 24 hours, and prohibited items include concrete, dirt, auto parts or other hazardous materials.
For additional information about what’s being collected in Lathrop, contact Republic Services – the City of Lathrop’s garbage contractor – at 209.466.3604. For additional information about the City of Manteca’s policy, or to schedule the 24-hour placement of a community clean-up bin, call 209.456.8440.

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.