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Big-item pickup might come later in the spring next year

Brad Williams

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The city of La Crosse might want to schedule its large-item pickup program for later in the spring. 

City recycling coordinator Char Wagner tells the board of public works that many furniture items and other junk were left at curbsides after the pickup period ended on May 22nd this year. 

Wagner says the city should have the pickup closer to the 1st of June, when many apartment leases expire in the college neighborhoods. 

The cost of this year’s pickup was $89,000.  

Since schools didn’t have in-person graduations this spring, some students may have waited longer to move out. 

Wagner says almost 1600 old mattresses were picked up and recycled through the program this May.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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