District 2 cleaning up during July

Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 16, 2015

District 2 cleanup month will run through the end of July.

Councilman Greg Meeks said while abandoned houses, abandoned vehicles or things of that nature are not an issue in his district, it is important for residents to continue to keep their district clean.

“Mainly in District 2 we have some rental properties where the yards need cutting, but overall it is in good shape,” Meeks said. “Anybody that has large items all they have to do is call 311 and Vaughn Daniels will be happy to pick it up.”

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

The focused district-wide cleanup efforts give residents of each district to get rid of larger items, such as couches or other furniture, without a fee and is something residents are encouraged to participate in, especially students whose leases are up and are moving home or away from Troy.

“The service is available if someone needs it,” Meeks said. “Any students that are moving out, moving home and this is the end of their lease, if they live in the district, are encouraged to call. If they have couches or beds they want to get rid of, crews will come and pick it up.”

Meeks said that was a common issue for this time of the year in District 2.

“This is an issue that we have this time of the year,” Meeks said. “It’s cheaper to put it out by the road than to haul it home. If they do need to call the city, the city will come pick it up.”

Those needing services can dial 311 on their phones and receive direct assistance.