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Spring clean-up! La Crosse offers large item recycling collection

Kaitlyn Riley

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Birds chirping and flowers blooming are not the only signs of spring.

The City of La Crosse says it will start spring clean-up with large item collections May 11-22.

There will be one collection day per dwelling on residents’ regular recycling day. Items should be placed at the designated refuse and recycling collection point but cannot be set out more than 12 hours before collection. The property owner is responsible for the removal of extra items left out once the pickup is complete.

According to the Refuse and Recycling Department, each collection is limited to five items per tax parcel. Electronics and appliances are not being collected, and items cannot weigh more than 300 pounds.

Mattresses and box springs should be kept separate from other large items because they will be picked up by a different truck and recycled. The city asked residents to cover mattresses if rain is in the forecast.

Those with questions can call Harter’s Quick Clean-Up at 608-782-2082.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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