Six months later

Here’s an interesting deadline.

June 12 is the last day the city will help residents clean up from last December’s ice storm.

Last week, the city’s Division of Public Works and Parks and Recreation Department announced its annual spring cleanup schedule for brush and limbs from winter storm damage.

The cleanup will run from April 27-June 12, and pickups will be made by appointment only. To schedule a pickup, residents must call the parks department at 589-3370 before April 20.

Residents must place all material at curbside in sizes that can be handled by hand for removal. The material will be collected only from the right of way and city crews won’t enter private property to remove brush or limbs.

Residents may also take the items to the Four Hills Landfill at 840 West Hollis St.

Proof of residency is required to obtain a permit to use the landfill. The yearly permit costs $5. The landfill is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Brush should be 6 inches or less in diameter, and cut ends must be placed toward the street. Shrubs must be clean of sand and soil.

Metal items won’t be accepted. For information on having metal items picked up, call the solid waste department at 589-3410.

Also unacceptable: household hazardous waste and leftover Christmas trees.