Free metal pick-up day to be held Tuesday, April 25
People with metal objects they wish to dispose of can place the items on their boulevard and have them removed at no charge.
ALEXANDRIA — As an incentive to help city residents clean up their property this spring, the City of Alexandria is designating Tuesday, April 25 as free metal pick-up day.
People with metal objects they wish to dispose of can place the items on their boulevard and have them removed at no charge. Furniture, mattresses, electronics, or televisions will not be taken.
“From what we have found, the City of Alexandria has been providing this service since 2000. That is when we started requiring forms to be filled out and submitted. On average there are about 300 forms turned in for both spring and fall cleanups,” Bill Thoennes, public works division director, parks and facilities, said in a press release.
You must fill out the agreement form and mail or deliver it to city hall, 704 Broadway. Forms are available at www.alexandriamn.city , on the city Facebook page or in person at the city hall offices. They also will be published twice in the April 12 and April 19 Echo Press, and once in the April 15 Lakeland Shopper. Telephone requests for this service will not be accepted.
All forms must be dropped off by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24. Only residential customers within Alexandria City Limits are eligible. Commercial customers are not eligible.
“The strangest items we’ve hauled away included half of a car and a fish house. You just never know what you might find on the curb,” Dane Bosl, public works division director, streets and stormwater, said in a press release.
For more information, visit the City of Alexandria website www.alexandriamn.city .