A Sure Sign of Spring – Hamilton Clean-up Days
The recent snowfall notwithstanding, Hamilton's annual Spring Clean-up Days are April 12, 13 and 14. This is the first of two yearly cleanup days that the city residents look forward to.
It started quite a few years ago from complaints of all the fall leaves being burned in town, creating a good amount of smoke. The city council decided to outlaw the burning in the city limits, but to replace it, they instituted the clean-up days. During those days, the city crews will be coming around and picking up your bagged leaves and bundled branches. They take them all back to the city shop, off of Adirondac Avenue, and get them ready for compost.
The routes are the same this year.
The usual rules apply. Bag your leaves and bundle the branches. The branches can't be longer than 4 feet or have a diameter larger than 4 inches. Once you've got them bundled and bagged, take them to the curb and between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m on April 12, 13 and 14, they will go away. However, if you notice that your bag is still there after your designated pickup day, you'll probably find a red tag attached. It will list a reason why the bag wasn't picked up. Fix the problem, then call the Public Works Department at 363-6717 and they'll come get it. In fact, if you have any questions about the program, call them. Again, this is only for residents of Hamilton.