Rain or shine, the Hot Springs Solid Waste Department’s annual "Spring Fling" citywide cleanup will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29. Roll off containers will be placed in all six city districts during the cleanup (see location list below). Large or bulky items can be placed next to the container if they are too heavy to lift. Brush and tires will not be accepted. Hazardous waste such as paint, cleaning fluids or batteries are also not accepted; however, Solid Waste will hold a free collection event for these materials on May 19 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Garland County Fairgrounds.
Residents are asked not to place electronic items in the roll offs during the Spring Fling. Instead, items such as computer components, radios, smaller televisions and microwaves can be brought to the recycling center at the Solid Waste Department, 218 Runyon Street, weekdays from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
With the CAPS (Clean, Attractive Property Service) rate structure allowing two free pickups per year, this event provides additional free disposal service to city residents. Like the city's CAPS Program, the Spring Fling offers an alternative to illegal dumping.
Garland County Environmental Services will also participate in the cleanup weekend, with three drop-off locations available on Saturday only until 1 p.m. as detailed below.
It's the perfect time to coordinate a neighborhood cleanup or club service project or to earn student volunteer service hours. The cleanup is just for residents, and no commercial disposal is allowed. It is sponsored by the Hot Springs Solid Waste Department, Southwest Central Regional Sanitation Management District and Garland County Environmental Services. For more information, call Solid Waste at 321-6911.
"SPRING FLING" ROLLOFF CONTAINER LOCATIONS
GBS Services, 808 East Grand Avenue
Lot north of the old Majestic Hotel property, 100 block of Cedar Street
Vacant lot, Valley and Runyon streets
Chattanooga Park, 530 Chattanooga Street
Hot Springs School District administrative offices, 400 Linwood Street
Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 321 Market Street
Hot Springs Memorial Field, 525 Airport Road
Hot Springs Middle School, 700 Main Street
Hot Springs High School, 701 Emory Street
Oaklawn Magnet School, 301 Oaklawn Street (Clark Street side)
Lakeside Intermediate School, 2855 Malvern Avenue
GARLAND COUNTY DROPOFF LOCATIONS - Saturday only until 1 p.m. (Sunday closed)
Hwy. 70 West and Hwy. 7 North Transfer Stations
Garland County Landfill, 1040 Cedar Glades Road