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Earth Angel

by Mark Gregory | March 17, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.

Spring Fling cleanup event

Residents can clean out the garage, spruce up the yard and discard of unwanted items in roll-off containers during the Hot Springs Solid Waste Department's annual citywide Spring Fling Cleanup, regardless of the weather, on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30.

City residents are encouraged to clean their neighborhoods, including nearby vacant lots, and dispose of items free of charge in the roll-off containers. The containers will be placed in all six city districts during the cleanup. Large or bulky items can be placed next to the container if they are too heavy to lift. Hazardous waste, such as paint, cleaning fluids or batteries, is not accepted; Solid Waste will hold a free collection event for these materials on May 15, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Garland County Fairgrounds, 4831 Malvern Ave.

Brush should not be discarded at the roll-offs. Instead, schedule a C.A.P.S. pickup of such materials by calling 501-321-6921, or it can be taken to the Compost Facility, 318 Davidson Drive. Residents are also asked not to place electronic items in the roll-offs. Instead, items such as computer components, radios, smaller televisions and microwaves can be brought to the Recycling Center at the Solid Waste Department, 218 Runyon St., weekdays from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Spring Fling roll-off container locations

District 1

GB Services, 808 E. Grand Ave.

Cedar Street parking lot, 100 Cedar St. (north of former Majestic site).

District 2

Vacant lot at the corner of Valley and Runyon streets.

Chattanooga Park, 530 Chattanooga St.

District 3

Hot Springs School District administrative offices, 400 Linwood St.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. parking lot, corner of Quapaw Avenue and Market Street.

District 4

Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road.

Hot Springs Middle School, 700 Main St.

District 5

Hot Springs World Class High School west parking lot, 701 Emory St.

Oaklawn Magnet School, 301 Oaklawn St. (Clark Street side).

District 6

Lakeside Intermediate School parking lot, 2855 Malvern Ave.

Garland County drop-off locations

(only available until 1 p.m. on Saturday)

Garland County Landfill, 1040 Cedar Glades Road

Highway 7 North Transfer Station, 685 Highway 7 north

Highway 70 West Transfer Station, 2634 Airport Road

Last week, the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:

186 pounds -- Aluminum cans.

78,460 pounds -- Commercial cardboard.

1,456 pounds -- Corrugated cardboard.

427 pounds -- Newspaper.

680 pounds -- Plastic grades No. 1 and No. 2.

70,720 pounds -- Yard waste and C.A.P.S.

Last week, a total 75.96 of tons of recyclable materials were kept out of the landfill.

Collection schedule

Today -- Whittington Avenue/Quapaw Avenue-Prospect Avenue.

Monday -- Majestic Park/Oaklawn Street-Henderson Street.

Tuesday -- Richard Street/Airport Road-Family Park Road.

Wednesday -- Grove Street/Files Road-Higdon Ferry Road.

Thursday -- McAuley Court-Greenwood Avenue.

Friday, March 24 -- Hobson Avenue-Plain Street.

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