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  1. After Due Consideration


    May 3, 2012 by wcobserver


    In celebration of Spring Cleanup Season the Observer invited readers to submit “interesting-funny-infuriating stories about junk, dumping junk or having junk picked up…” Today is garbage day and I couldn’t help but remember this incident of a few years ago: Driving home recently, I noticed a mattress and box-spring set placed beside the road presumably for the trash men to take it away. It reminded me of a similar circumstance a friend of mine had years ago. She had called and asked if we could help her. She had been renting out a spare room for several years and the lady moved out leaving an old mattress and box-spring set behind. It was definitely past its prime and too much for one person to carry. We were happy to help bring it out for pick up. It was one of the most used mattresses I had ever seen. The middle was totally mashed down and only about three inches thick. It spread close to the perimeter, which still maintained some semblance of the original nine-inch depth. The original color of the cover was no longer discernible. It was now superimposed stain upon stain. While I didn’t say anything, I thought …


  2. Washington County Clean-up Days


    April 17, 2012 by wcobserver

    clean-ups days

    FARMINGTON SPRING CLEANUP:   Farmington’s annual spring cleanup. Friday, May 4 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 5 from 7:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. GREENLAND:  Clean up days are May 11, 9-4 and May 12,  9-noon  Bring items to Greenland Community Center. PRAIRIE GROVE:  Prairie Grove did away with the annual spring clean-up event and replaced it with a once a year bulky pickup available to each residential customer at their convenience and schedule. Any time during the calendar year they can call and the City will schedule a pickup of furniture, bulky items, appliances, carpet, etc. The city does require a fee for electronics to cover the cost of recycling those items. The new program has worked very well, and yearly volume has not dropped at all indicating just as much trash is being collected as before. Pickups are pre-scheduled throughout the week, and are normally scheduled on the day of their regular pickup. In addition to the free bulky pickup, customers can have additional pickups throughout the year as needed but are charged extra for those times. Dumpsters are also available on a first come first serve basis. WASHINGTON COUNTY: Spring Cleanup Saturday April 21,8 a.m …


  3. County Cleanup Ordinance Passes


    April 17, 2012 by Jack Suntrup

    Abandoned trailers in a junkyard a mile south of West Fork on scenic Highway 71 (Photo by Steve Winkler)

    The Quorum Court on Thursday passed an ordinance that will allow the county to clean up properties deemed “unsightly and unsanitary” by a county judge. According to the ordinance, if a complaint is made, the landowner will be given 30 days to clean the land. If the property is not cleaned within that time period, the county will do the job, billing the landowner. Though rules and ordinances have been made in the past, this will give the county the power to go in and clean up the property, county attorney George Butler said. The 30-day grace period was designed to give landowners notice, Butler said. “[Going onto a property], the intention is for that to be the last resort,” he said. The ordinance passed unanimously, but JP Tom Lundstrum had reservations about the bill only affecting land not zoned for agriculture. Butler said that wording was already state law, according to the City Wire. With cities like Fayetteville and Springdale already enforcing similar laws, giving the county an enforcement mechanism was necessary, JP Barbara Fitzpatrick said in an interview before the vote. “For the benefit of the entire community there are laws that say if it’s visible from the …