by Tim Church
BRANSON, Mo. – Branson’s Public Works Department is conducting its annual Spring Cleanup beginning on Monday.
In an ongoing effort to keep the area looking beautiful, Branson residents will receive assistance with the proper disposal of large unwanted items at no cost from Monday to Thursday, April 14th.
Households in Branson Wards One, Two and Three can dispose of large and difficult to manage items such as old appliances, furniture, mattresses or other items not typically picked up by residential trash haulers.
Ward One items will be picked up Monday, Ward Two on Tuesday, Ward Three on Wednesday and brush and limbs will be picked up throughout all three wards on Thursday. A map of Branson’s city wards is also available at: http://bransonmo.gov/ImageRepository/Document?documentID=3404.
Instructions and Accepted Items
All items, including brush must be at the curb by 8 a.m. on the day of pick-up as crews will not be available to backtrack. Property owners who miss the deadline must make separate arrangements on their own to have the materials picked up. City crews will not pick up any garbage normally collected by private refuse haulers.
Limbs and brush do not need to be bundled, but must be cut and stacked at the curb in manageable 4-6’ piles. No more than one dump truck load of limbs and brush will be hauled from any one residence.
City crews WILL NOT collect tires, batteries, televisions, computer monitors, bagged leaves or household hazardous waste products. Such items can be disposed at:
- TIRES: Taney County Transfer Station Call 336-6589
- HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS: Accepted year round at Branson Recycle Center, located at 601 Compton Drive, in Branson. The center is open Monday thru Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- ELECTRONICS: The Best Buy store in Branson Hills recycles household electronics. See “recycling” at bestbuy.com for details. The Staples store on Highway 248 in Branson will also accept household electronics of all kinds. Also, Computer Recycling of Springfield accepts TVs and computers for a small fee. Call 417-866-2588. Call or check web sites for hours and what items they will accept.
- BAGGED LEAVES: The nearest options to dispose of green waste are the Hansen’s Tree Service facilities in Reeds Spring and Ozark. Call Hansen’s at 272-8733 for information. Sunny Hills Garden Center in Kirbyville also accepts bagged leaves and other yard waste, year round. Call 417-339-4437 for information.
For the pick-up of exceptionally heavy items such as sofas or large appliances, residents are asked to call 417.243-2725 at least 24 hours before their scheduled pick-up day and a separate truck will be dispatched to haul away these items.
For more information about the City of Branson, visit www.BransonMO.Gov and follow @CityofBranson on Twitter for regular news and updates. For immediate inquiries related to this content, contact Jennifer Langford, City of Branson Communications Manager at JLangford@BransonMO.gov.