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Ripon getting ready for big clean-up effort
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A city-wide cleanup is scheduled for next month.

At last week’s Ripon City Council meeting, Ted Johnston, director of public works, announced the two pick-up dates in town.

He noted that residents on the southwest side of Highway 99 may place their items outside from May 2 through 5.

Those living northeast of Highway 99 can put their items out from May 9 through 12.

The cleanup collection is offered to residents within city limits. It’s their chance to dispose of large items that can’t quite fit into the refuse container.

Spring cleanup is also with some limitations.

Take cardboard and newspaper, for starters. Instead, these items along with aluminum cans, glass, plastic, beverage containers, batteries, computers, monitors and televisions can be taken to the City of Ripon, Ripon Unified School District and Bonzi Recycling program benefitting students at Weston, Ripon, Ripona, Park View and Colony Oak elementary schools.

Other non-acceptable items include:

• Loose trash, which should be placed in the regular refuse containers.

• Lumber, brush and /or yard waste.

• Tree stumps.

• Lawn mowers not drained from gas and / or oil.

• Dirt, sod, concrete, and asphalt.

• Car tires (exceeded the allotted amount of two per household).

• Dead animals.

• Commercial demolition materials.

• Commercial business material.

• Glass or mirrors.

• Refrigerators or freezers.

• Air conditioning units, hot tubs, or spas.

• Tire rims.

• Large automobile parts.

• Household hazardous waste.

• Paint, motor oil and other types of chemical.

• Florescent light bulbs.

For more information, call City of Ripon Public Works Department at 209-599-2131 or log on to