Pinehurst set for annual citywide cleanup

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

Time to start on the Spring Cleaning jobs one has been procrastinating on.

The City of Pinehurst will hold its’ annual citywide cleanup from 8 a.m. – 12 Noon on Saturday, April 8, in the parking lot in front of the old Parker Lumber, 2716 MacArthur Drive.

City employees will be on hand to unload large items such as refrigerators, washing machines, furniture and tree limbs and brush.

“The city offers monthly pick up of these items,” Code Enforcement Harry Vine said. “This offers citizens an opportunity to load up a trailer full and get rid of it at once.”

Vine said the event also allows people to get rid of large items they may normally have to pay.

The city, in the past, usually collects two – three dumpsters worth of items during the annual collection.

“With the demolition of the building at 2500 MacArthur Drive, and the soon to be demolition of the old shopping center on MacArthur, the city will be able to offer more goods and services to the citizens,” Vine said. “It is part of beautifying beautiful downtown Pinehurst.”

The City will not accept hazardous materials such as batteries, pesticides, herbicides, paint or tires.

“We encourage all our citizens to take advantage of this opportunity to make Pinehurst a cleaner more beautiful place to live,” Vine said. “This is to prevent items from being dumped on the side of the road. It is more economical than going out with a grabble truck from house to house.”

Collections is for residents of Pinehurst only.

“This is a great opportunity for the citizens of Pinehurst,” City Administrator Robby Hood said. “It is part of Spring Cleaning and beatifying downtown Pinehurst.”

The annual event does not create an extra charge for the residents.

“It is part of the contract for waste collections,” Hood said. “We take pride in being able to help our citizens get rid of items they may have laying in the yard and need to dispose.”