Believe it or not, spring is here.
And that means the City of Warren Spring Clean-up can't be far behind.
City crews will collect leaves, yard waste like hedge and brush clippings, and tree limbs and branches.
They will not pick up stone, brick, concrete, lumber, metal or plastic. Workers do not anticipate collecting snow.
"Items to be collected should be placed near the curb or edge of street pavement, not within the street itself, and should be set out for collection as close as possible to the appropriate collection day," City Director of Public Works Mike Holtz said. "Lawn refuse must not be mixed with tree limbs and branches."
Yard waste should be put in containers - plastic bags or cardboard boxes, he said. Limbs and branches should be piled with all cut ends in the same direction. Leaves should be piled separately from other materials.
All materials should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on the scheduled day of pickup.
There will be one and only one pickup at each residence. Crews will begin on the eastern edge of the city on Monday, April 22 and finish with the south side on Friday, May 3.
"Certain unanticipated circumstances could delay the program," Holtz said.
The preliminary schedule follows:
Monday, April 22 - east city limits to Parker Street;
Tuesday, April 23 - Parker Street to Irvine Street;
Wednesday, April 24 - Irvine Street to Prospect Street;
Thursday, April 25 - west of Prospect Street and south of East Third Avenue;
Friday, April 26 - East Third Avenue to Frank Street;
Monday, April 29 - Frank Street to Connecticut Avenue;
Tuesday, April 30 - Connecticut Avenue to Quaker Hill Road;
Wednesday, May 1 - Water Street to Hazel Street;
Thursday, May 2 - Hazel Street to west city limits;
Friday, May 3 - entire area south of Allegheny River.