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Posted on: March 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Spring Cleanup Dates Set!

Spring flyer 2022

Mexico Spring Cleanup 

Mexico’s Annual Spring Cleanup will be held on Saturdays during the month of April. If you are current residential refuse customer and your regular pickup day is Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday, your cleanup day will be Saturday, April 3, if your regular trash pickup day is Monday or Thursday, your cleanup day will be Saturday, April 9.

  • All items must be placed at the curb no sooner than the night before or by 6:00 a.m. on the assigned days. To avoid a nuisance, do not place out any sooner.
  • Place items to be picked up at curbside. 
  • Small items must be placed in trash cans, trash bags, sturdy boxes or other containers no larger than a garbage can. Small loose items will not be picked up!

The following items WILL NOT be picked up during Spring Cleanup:

  • Tires and Petroleum Products
  • Any type of Insecticides, Pesticides, Poisons, Polishes, Sharps or Blood Products
  • Antifreeze, Transmission/Power Steering Fluids, Brake Fluids, Enamel/Oil Based Paints and Thinners/Stains/Finishes

The following items are accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 201 S. Morris Street: Any type of Insecticides, Pesticides, Poisons, Polishes, Sharps, Antifreeze, Transmission/Power Steering Fluids, Brake Fluids, Enamel/Oil Based Paints and Thinners/Stains/Finishes. This is a free drop-off service by appointment only on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month (beginning in April) from noon to 3:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 573-581-2100 ext. 315. This drop-off is ONLY for residential households in Mexico and Audrain County. No commercial drop-off will be accepted.

Appliance Pickup will be provided for city residents during the Spring Cleanup. Each household will be allowed two appliances. Those appliances that contain a compressor and/or refrigerant, the compressors and refrigerant must be removed from the appliance by a State certified technician and properly tagged. Contact your local heating and cooling dealers for cost and scheduling information. If the appliance is not tagged and the compressor removed, the appliance will not be picked up. Please place the tag in a protected covering to prevent weather damage. If the tag cannot be read, the appliance will not be picked up. 

Bulky items such as boards, plywood, other building materials and similar household refuse such as cardboard, clothes, newspaper, magazines are to be securely tied in bundles. Bundles shall not exceed five feet in length, twenty inches in diameter and not exceed fifty pounds in weight. Consider recycling the cardboard by dropping off at the Handi-Shop located at 508 East Liberty.

Brush, limbs, leaves and grass clippings are not to be mixed with normal household waste. The Yard Waste Site at 104 South Kentucky (on the back side of the Community Maintenance Building can be accessed only from South Kentucky) is open Tuesdays – Fridays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Sundays and Mondays). Residents are to remove any bags used to transport the materials.

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