Beginning Oct. 15, Rumpke will revert back to once a week garbage collection.
State Road 46 East, East Pearl Street, West Pearl Street and County Line Road will serve as the dividing line for this weekly pick-up. Residences and businesses north of this line will be collected on Tuesdays, with the remainder of the city collected on Fridays.
The collection of recyclables will remain as is, on a weekly schedule.
Pick-up for brush and/or limbs must be bundled and cannot exceed four feet in length and two feet in diameter. Branches cannot be thicker than four inches around. Bundles cannot weigh more than 50 pounds. Brush or limbs should not be placed in plastic bags.
To dispose of paint in cans, the paint must be completely dried with a note attached stating, “Dried Paint.” Mixing equal amounts of inexpensive kitty litter with liquid paint and leaving the lid off for about a week should dry out the paint for proper disposal.
Rumpke is not responsible for the collection of bagged leaves. The Batesville Street Department will begin the process of curbside pick-up of leaves mid-October, with a specific date to be announced. Residents should not gather leaves and pile along streets until the notice is published, due to probable clogged storm drains.
Citizens are strongly encouraged to drain liquids before placing them in trash bags/containers. This will assist in minimizing the potential for unwanted liquids draining on the streets during the collection process.
For more information, persons can call the mayor’s office at 933-6100.